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Jokowi Asks China to Invest in IKN

President encourages development cooperation in IKN, including for transportation modes.

Rep: Dessy Suciati Saputri/ Red: Erdy Nasrul
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) encouraged China to undertake development cooperation in the capital of the archipelago (IKN), one of them in the field of transportation. Jokowi also encouraged the implementation of strategic projects in the Kaltara industrial area for investments in petrochemicals.

This was stated by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi after accompanying President Jokowi to meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Thursday (18/4/2024).

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“Another thing is still in the field of economic cooperation, Mr. President encourages development cooperation in IKN, including for transportation modes,” Foreign Minister Retno said at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta.

According to Foreign Minister Retno, President Jokowi also stressed the importance of the two countries increasing mutually beneficial economic cooperation. In the field of trade, for example, trading volumes are encouraged to continue to increase and be more balanced.

“So it has been very much more balanced judging by the bilateral trade of the two countries,” he said.

Jokowi also hopes that the opening of Indonesian product market access to China will continue, including the completion of protocols for imported Indonesian agricultural and fishery products. In the field of food security, Jokowi stressed the importance of improving agricultural cooperation between the two countries, including rice, horticulture, and also durian.

In this meeting, we also discussed the development of the Jakarta-Bandung fast railway and the Surabaya fast train. Jokowi pushed for the transfer of technology in the operation of the Jakarta-Bandung fast train and accelerated completion of the feasibility study for the extension of the route to Surabaya.

“Mr. President spoke about the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail issue and encouraged the transfer of technology, and it is necessary to accelerate the completion of feasibility studies for the extension of the route to Surabaya,” Foreign Minister Retno said.

Foreign Minister Retno said that the detailed discussion on fast trains will continue tomorrow at the high level dialogue on the cooperation mechanism in Labuan Bajo.

“For the economy, I mentioned earlier, including the issue of fast trains, etc., tomorrow will be discussed in Labuan Bajo. Earlier I said at the HDCM forum Mr. Menko Marves, I, and from the RRT side will be chaired by Foreign Minister Wang Yi,” he said.

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