As fellow developing nations, China and Indonesia have similar interests to mutually strengthen the market in developing nations.
Beijing (ANTARA) - China will actively support and assist Indonesia, which is currently holding the G20 Presidency, in promoting global economic recovery, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said.

"This year, Indonesia will host the G20 Summit, themed ‘Recover Together, Recover Stronger.’ Of course, China will actively support and assist Indonesia in promoting global economic recovery by improving global governance to enable developing countries to play a greater role," Yi told ANTARA on the sidelines of a Parliamentary Session in Beijing on Monday.

China will also fully support Indonesia’s push for digital economy, green economy, and global health and welfare, he said.

"As fellow developing nations, China and Indonesia have similar interests to mutually strengthen the market in developing nations," he said when asked about increasing trade relations between the two countries.

The heads of state of the two countries also have close relations so bilateral cooperation has continued to become more strategic and comprehensive, he said.

"China-Indonesia relations serve as a model of mutually beneficial cooperation,” he said via video streaming from the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

In fact, in the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, China was the first country to donate medical equipment and provide mitigation supervision to Indonesia, he noted.

Up till now, 290 million doses of China-made COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the Indonesian people, he said.

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"The next step is that China will intensify vaccine cooperation with and make Indonesia a hub for vaccine development and production in Southeast Asia,” he added.

The cooperation with Indonesia has also been expanded in the political, economic, humanitarian, and maritime fields, dubbed as the "four-wheel drive,” he said.

Yi also warmly welcomed the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line, which is scheduled to become operational at the end of this year.

"Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line is part of cooperation conducted under the ‘Belt and Road Initiative' that the two heads of state have agreed upon,” he said.

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