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Jakarta Post

Luhut welcomes China's Wang Yi for investment talks

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Wed, January 13 2021   /  01:00 am
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sits on the podium during the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 15, 2020. The 2020 edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) takes place from February 14 to 16, 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. During the stopover in Toba, the ministers were expected to follow up on a request to widen access for Indonesian exports of tropical fruit and fisheries products to China and to increase Chinee imports of Indon...