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Ambassador Xiao Qian Presents Letter of Credence
2018/01/19

On January 17th, 2018, H.E. Mr. Xiao Qian, the newly appointed Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Indonesia, presented Letter of Credence to the Indonesian President Joko Widodo. After the ceremony, Ambassador Xiao and President Jokowi held a friendly conversation.

Ambassador Xiao conveyed President Xi Jinping's greetings to President Joko Widodo. Xiao said, under President Joko Widodo's leadership, Indonesia has enjoyed political and social stability, continuous economic growth and constant improvement of people's livelihood. Indonesia now plays an increasingly important role on both regional and international arenas. In recent years, thanks to the shared commitment of President Xi Jinping and President Joko Widodo, the China-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership has maintained strong momentum of growth, featuring increasing high-level engagements and deepening political mutual trust. Ambassador Xiao said, as the newly appointed Ambassador to Indonesia, he looks forward to working together with the Indonesian side to implement the important consensus reached between the two leaders of the two countries, enhance aligning of development strategies, strengthen bilateral practical cooperation and promote people-to-people exchanges so as to elevate the bilateral relations to a new height.

President Joko Widodo welcomed Ambassador Xiao's assumption of office, and asked him to convey his greetings and best wishes to President Xi Jinping. As remarked by President Joko Widodo, Indonesia attached great importance to its friendly relationship and practical cooperation with China. In recent years, during his meetings with President Xi Jinping, the two presidents had in-depth discussion on bilateral relations and reached extensive consensus. The president is satisfied with the development of bilateral relations and believes the two countries should maintain high-level engagements, push forward practical cooperation, and make even greater progress in bilateral relations.

Ambassador Xiao Qian arrived in Indonesia on December 29th, 2017.

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