Vice President Ma’ruf Amin recently had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Li Qiang of China to discuss various areas of cooperation between the two countries. The meeting took place in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China, ahead of the 2023 China-ASEAN Expo.
During the meeting, both leaders highlighted the importance of expanding cooperation in the transportation sector, particularly in high-speed trains and electric vehicles. Prime Minister Li emphasized ongoing cooperation projects and expressed a desire to further enhance cooperation in these areas.
Vice President Amin also extended an invitation to Chinese investors to invest in various sectors in Indonesia, including halal products. He has hopes of making Indonesia the world’s largest halal products producer and believes that Chinese investment can help expedite this goal.
Additionally, Vice President Amin proposed the establishment of vocational academies in Indonesia and other ASEAN countries. The aim is to strengthen vocational education and ensure that the Indonesian workforce is well-equipped to respond to Chinese investments.
The meeting was attended by high-ranking officials from both countries, including the Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun and the Head of Vice Presidential Secretariat Ahmad Erani Yustika.
Prime Minister Li’s visit to Indonesia prior to the meeting further emphasized the growing collaboration between the two countries. During his visit, he participated in a test ride on the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway and had a bilateral meeting with President Joko Widodo. Both leaders discussed various forms of cooperation, including e-commerce, agriculture, and solving issues surrounding the cost overruns of the high-speed railway project.
President Widodo also expressed interest in the development of a new capital city, similar to China’s Shenzhen City, and requested increased imports of Indonesian agricultural products from China.
The meeting between Vice President Amin and Prime Minister Li signifies the commitment of Indonesia and China to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various sectors, fostering economic growth and shared development between the two countries.
– Prime Minister Li Qiang: The Prime Minister of China.
– High-speed trains: Trains that can travel at speeds much higher than conventional trains, reducing travel time between destinations.
– Electric vehicles (EV): Vehicles powered by an electric motor and a rechargeable battery, producing zero emissions.
– Bilateral cooperation: Collaboration between two countries in various areas, such as trade, investment, and technology transfer.
– Halal products: Products that adhere to Islamic dietary laws and regulations.
– Vocational education: Education that focuses on providing practical skills and training for specific occupations.
– ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations, an intergovernmental organization consisting of ten member countries in Southeast Asia.
– ANTARA News