Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Attends and Addresses China-Indonesia Business Dinner

On the evening of September 5, local time, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended a China-Indonesia business dinner in Jakarta and delivered a speech. Indonesia’s Coordinator for Cooperation with China and Coordinating Minister Luhut Pandjaitan and around 200 representatives from the business communities of both countries were present.

Premier Li Keqiang stated that this marked his first visit to an Asian country since assuming the position of Premier of the State Council of China. He emphasized that this visit to Indonesia was driven by the mutual goals of development, friendship, peace, and cooperation. China and Indonesia, as neighbors across the sea, have maintained a longstanding friendship. In recent years, under the strategic guidance of the leaders of both nations, China-Indonesia relations have seen substantial development, delivering tangible benefits to the people of both countries. They have become vital trade partners, with investment cooperation surging and deep integration of industrial and supply chains, resulting in mutual achievements. Their collaboration extends beyond bilateral relations and serves as a model for regional stability and prosperity.

Premier Li emphasized that in the face of changing circumstances, it is essential to grasp the overall situation and trends. As large developing countries, China and Indonesia share the path of peaceful development and win-win cooperation as the route to national rejuvenation and the well-being of their people. He encouraged entrepreneurs to have confidence in their cooperation, seek development through deeper collaboration, and win the future by seizing opportunities.

Premier Li highlighted the ample space for high-quality cooperation between China and Indonesia, with promising prospects. China is willing to work with Indonesia to expand cooperation in areas such as green energy, digital economy, biopharmaceuticals, and artificial intelligence, further enhancing the efficiency and scope of their collaboration. He expressed hope that businesses in both countries would strengthen high-level innovation cooperation and contribute to the development of both nations.

Premier Li also mentioned that China will steadily expand institutional opening-up, further relax market access in sectors like modern services, enhance intellectual property protection, and create a world-class business environment characterized by marketization, rule of law, and internationalization. He encouraged Indonesia to maintain an open market and provide a fair and just business environment for Chinese companies. He hoped that entrepreneurs from both China and Indonesia would work as promoters, disseminators, and leaders of friendship and cooperation, creating more benefits for the people of both countries and making greater contributions to building a China-Indonesia community with a shared future.

Luhut Pandjaitan, in his speech, expressed that cooperation between Indonesia and China has significantly boosted Indonesia’s economic development, achieving mutually beneficial results. Indonesia is willing to further enhance strategic cooperation with China, deepen the integration of industrial and supply chains, achieve high-quality development, and take China-Indonesia relations to new heights.

The event was also attended by Wu Zhenglong and others.