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Monday, November 16, 2015, 18:32

China ready to enhance ties with Indonesia: Xi

By Xinhua

China ready to enhance ties with Indonesia: Xi
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) shows the way to China's President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asian Africa Conference in Jakarta on April 22, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / ADI WEDA)

ANTALYA - Chinese President Xi Jinping said here that China is ready to boost economic and trade cooperation with Indonesia by enhancing cooperation in major fields such as infrastructure and expanding the scale of currency swap between the two countries.

Meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the ongoing Group of 20 (G20) summit, Xi said China is satisfied with bilateral cooperation this year as the two sides have achieved new positive results in docking their respective development strategies and deepening practical cooperation.

The Chinese side will also provide support for Manila to carry out reconstruction after forest fire and other relevant projects involving people's livelihood, Xi added.

For his part, Widodo said Indonesia attaches great importance to its ties with China and is willing to join hands with the Chinese side to promote reciprocal cooperation in such areas as railway and energy.

He also expressed his support for China to hold next year's G20 summit.

The Chinese president arrived here on Saturday to attend the G20 summit.

During the first day's summit, Xi elaborated China's views on the world economic situation, raised proposals to address global challenges and urged sides to explore new impetus for global economic growth.

After Antalya, Xi will fly to Manila to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting from Nov 18 to 19 to promote global economic cooperation and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

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