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Chinese premier meets Indonesian president on bilateral ties

04-29-2011 21:00 BJT Special Report:Chinese Premier Visits Malaysia, Indonesia |

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On the second day of his trip to Indonesia, Premier Wen visited rescuers who provided assistance after China's Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008. Wen also talked with faculty and students at the University of Al Azhar to promote Sino-Indonesian friendship and cultural exchanges.

According to Xinhua News Agency, Premier Wen Jiabao held a brief meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on the second day of his first state visit to Indonesia as the Chinese Premier.

Earlier, Wen had visited the Al Azhar Indonesia University, which has relations with many Chinese universities. Wen joined students who were performing a folk song. Wen believes that youth are the foundation and future of the two countries. He said he welcomes more Indonesian students to visit China and learn Chinese.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (C) joins students in singing an Indonesian folk song during his
visit in the Universitas Al Azhar Indonesia (Al Azhar Indonesia University) in Jakarta,
capital of Indonesia, April 29, 2011.Wen is on a two-day visit to Indonesia. (Xinhua/Yao

Wen also visited Indonesian rescuers who helped during the aftermath of the 2008 China Wenchuan Earthquake. Wen said that the 20 member rescue team was a demonstration of the international humanitarian spirit. They brought not only medical assistance, but Sino-Indonesian friendship.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) meets with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in
Jakarta, Indonesia, April 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Recent years have witnessed sound and rapid development of Sino-Indonesia trade. In the first quarter of this year, trade reached 12.5 billion dollars, representing an increase of 40 percent year on year. The number is expected to surpass 50 billion dollars this year.

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