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Jakarta Post

Luhut welcomes China’s Wang Yi to hometown for investment talks

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 13, 2021   /  07:42 am
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sits on the podium during the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on Feb. 15, 2020.(AFP/Christof Stache)

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investments Minister Luhut Pandjaitan played host to China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday, as the state official visited his hometown near Lake Toba in North Sumatra to discuss cooperation on investments. The Chinese official was on the first leg of a two-day visit to Indonesia, which is part of a bigger tour of Southeast Asia that runs from Monday through Saturday, according to a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry. His visit makes up for a canceled plan for the Chinese state councilor to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indonesian-Chinese relations last year, which was shelved as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read also: Indonesia, China deepen ties through COVID-19 response During the stopover in Toba, the ministers were expected to follow up on a request to widen access for Indonesian exports of tropical fruit an...