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Mr. Sun Weide, Chargé d' Affaires gave lecture on China-Indonesia bilateral relations and the Belt and Road Initiative at Parahyangan Catholic University
2017/10/23

On 18 October 2017, Mr. Sun Weide, Chargé d' Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia gave a lecture on China-Indonesia bilateral relations and the Belt and Road Initiative at Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung.

As pointed out by Chargé d' Affaires Mr. Sun, the history of bilateral relationship between China and Indonesia shows the two countries are good neighbors, good partners and good friends. According to Indonesian statistics, the country’s export to China increased by 40% in the first 3 quarters of 2017, Chinese FDI to Indonesia reached nearly 2 billions USD in the first half of 2017. During the same period, more than 1.13 million Chinese tourists traveled to Indonesia, one fifth of foreign tourists in Bali are from China. These facts speak volume about the tangible benefit of bilateral cooperation for two sides.

In terms of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Mr Sun remarked that the Belt and Road Initiative and Global Maritime Fulcrum share great synergy and complementarity, as well as cooperation, and present opportunities for bilateral relations. Both sides should seize the opportunity by further synergizing the strategies and advancing the comprehensive strategic partnership, all for the benefits of the people.

Mr. Sun also briefed on the 19th CPC National Congress which opened on the morning of 18th October, and answered questions on bilateral economic cooperation, people-to-people exchanges and the South China Sea.

Former Indonesian ambassador to Turkey, Mrs. Nahari, and Deputy Director of East Asian Affairs of Kemlu, Mrs Rossy also attended the lecture and delivered remarks. About 120 lecturers and students of the Parahyangan Catholic University attended the lecture.

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