Xi, Widodo meet at G20, express optimism over railway project
The Chinese and Indonesian presidents spoke to each other in Bali during the G20 Summit.
China and Indonesia, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping, have set a good example of solidarity and win-win cooperation among developing countries. Xi spoke to his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo in a meeting at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
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The two have met 2 times in the past 4 months as a demonstration that both countries perceive their counterparts of great importance to each other in terms of foreign relations, according to Xi.
He noted that both countries "highlight the important position China and Indonesia place on each other in their respective foreign relation policies."
In terms of a railway project that Jakarta and Beijing have been working on, Xi noted that the two presidents "witnessed the operational trial of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway and also watched the video on the outcomes of the China-Indonesia cooperation.
"These are all tangible achievements that not only benefit the people of the two countries, but also have a positive impact at the regional and global levels, setting a good example for solidarity and win-win cooperation among developing countries," Xi said.
On his part, Widodo expressed optimism about the future of the railway project, warmly welcoming Xi in Bali: "I am very happy to meet you here in Bali shortly after our last meeting in Beijing. We have just witnessed the operational trial of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, and I am optimistic about the operation of the railway in June next year."
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Addressing the G20 summit in Bali, Xi urged major world economies at the meeting to resist politicizing and weaponizing food and energy commerce and to abolish unilateral prohibitions on research and technology cooperation
Xi added: “It is vital to oppose politicizing and weaponizing food and energy issues deliberately. It is vital to lift unilateral sanctions and cancel restrictions in relevant research and technology cooperation spheres”.
The Chinese leader believes that international collaboration on market monitoring, as well as the construction of an open and sustainable commodity market, may solve the challenges by combining efforts to stabilize prices and supply chains.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Xi stressed that it was critical to ensure that the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy does not harm the economy or people's living conditions.