China, Indonesia to improve bilateral relations

China and Indonesia have agreed to improve bilateral relations while settling several political issues.

During a meeting between Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Jakarta, Yang said further strengthening China-Indonesia strategic cooperation not only conforms with the fundamental interests of both countries, but serves as a role model for the region.

Recalling Susilo’s visit to China in March, Yang said China is ready to make joint efforts with Indonesia to carry out the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries. And push forward the strategic partnership between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Susilo said Indonesia attaches great importance to its strategic partnership with China and to China-ASEAN relations. He said the two countries’ cooperation has yielded fruitful results in various fields. Indonesia is the first leg of Yang’s three-nation Asia tour, which will also next take him to Brunei and Malaysia.

CNTV