President Jokowi, President Xi Talk on Trade Deficit in Bilateral Meeting
Date 29 Juni 2019
After meeting with the President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, President Joko Jokowi Widodo on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on Friday (28/6), held a bilateral meeting with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi who attended the meeting asserted that at the beginning of the meeting, President Xi Jinping congratulated President Jokowi for the result of the 2019 General Elections.
President Xi also showed his support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, the Minister told reporters in New Otani Hotel, Osaka, Japan, Friday (28/6).
In the bilateral meeting, President Jokowi and President Xi also discussed efforts to cut trade deficit between Indonesia and China, as well as China’s imports of Indonesian crude palm oil which already exceeded 1 million tons last year, or higher than the figure promised by President Xi.
President Xi went on to say that China hopes Indonesia can participate again in this years China International Import and Export Expo in Shanghai since Indonesia participated in the expo last year.
We already have a plan to join (the expo). In addition, China will give special attention to Indonesia, the Minister added.
President Jokowi also said that President Xi will have a meeting with the President of the United States of America Donald Trump which is expected to make significant breakthroughs. (EN/GUN/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Mia Medyana Bonaedy