Indonesia suspended cooperation in a number of areas including intelligence sharing on people smuggling and military exercises following last year's revelations that Australia had tapped the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and others, in 2009.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday witnessed the signing of
23 new business agreements valued at almost $33 billion between the two nations, in a luncheon that included several ministers and business leaders from both countries.
"The signing of 23 cooperation agreements opens a deeper relationship between Indonesia and China
in Jakarta, adding that he
hoped the partnership would be a boost on economic growth for both countries.
Based on this data, Yudhoyono
at the luncheon called on Chinese businessmen to make Indonesia their main source in supporting China's
production activities, Yudhoyono
said, adding that Indonesia has potential and provides plenty of opportunities.
"I hope business players from China
can see Indonesia as a main resource to fulfill their needs for business development and production," he
"In 2030, our energy market is predicted to reach up to $270 billion," Yudhoyono
expressed admiration towards China's
manufacturing sector, which had a labor-intensive start and shifted toward science and technology.
"Indonesia aspires to build a manufacturing sector that is supported by technological and science development by creating job opportunities," he
As such, the two countries could complement each other in achieving a stronger, more sustainable economy, Yudhoyono
Thursday's luncheon, he
added, was an important step in building a strategic and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and that it is through such partnership that the two nations will be able to build cooperations that are based on values of equality, reciprocity, respect, ones that could be of profit to both countries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, the leader of the world's second-largest economy met with Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of the world's third-largest democracy in Jakarta on Wednesday.
President Xi, who will also attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bali next week, arrived in Jakarta on Wednesday at the start of a two-day state visit and immediately held the bilateral summit with President Yudhoyono at the Merdeka Palace.
They discussed key issues of mutual concern, mostly regarding the economy.
Creating history, the Chinese leader will also address the House of Representatives
on Thursday, the speech will be broadcast live by major Chinese TV and radio stations.
It will be the first time for Xi to deliver a speech at a foreign parliament.
It will also be the first time the House has hosted such an event.
"With the comprehensive strategic partnership under President Xi's leadership, I believe both countries can increase cooperation in various sectors in the future," Yudhoyono
told a joint press conference after the bilateral dialogue on Wednesday.
"As strategic partners, we recognize the importance of boosting cooperation in many sectors and not only at the bilateral level, but also at the regional and global levels as we have similar important roles there," Yudhoyono
The statement, issued by visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indonesian
counterpart, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
, said the goal is expected to be realized through putting more emphasis on strong, balanced, sustainable and steady growing two-way trade.
welcomed and encouraged China's
greater investment in and contribution to the infrastructural connectivity in Indonesia, such as railways, bridges, highways, seaports and airports.
JAKARTA - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indonesian
counterpart, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
, agreed that it is the common responsibility of the countries in the region to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued here Thursday.
Last month, corruption allegations against President Yudhoyono
contained in a leaked cable from the US Embassy
in Jakarta strained Indonesia-US relations, infuriating Yudhoyono
and reportedly reducing his
wife to tears.
Although Chinese views on Indonesia were essentially sanguine in contrast to the sensational allegations against Yudhoyono
reported from the US embassy
in Jakarta, Indonesia's muted response is, nevertheless, illustrative of the remarkable improvement in Indonesia-China relations over the last decade.
At a news conference here with his counterpart, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Mr. Obama said the United States was not interested in "containing" China.
In September, Mr. Yudhoyono
conspicuously skipped a meeting in New York between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean
, when Mr. Obama was seeking support in pressing China
for a resolution to disputes in the South China Sea.
Aides said Mr. Yudhoyono
was too busy attending to domestic issues, but his
absence was interpreted differently here.
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U.S. President Barack Obama, third right, poses with fellow APEC leaders for a group photo at the Gala Dinner at the APEC Summit in Singapore, . Pictured with Obama from left, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono , Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and China's President Hu Jintao.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, third right, joins hands with, from left, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as they pose for a group photo at the beginning of the second ASEAN-Russia summit at the venue of the 17th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Hanoi on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.