XI’AN, Nov. 18 — Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe met here with Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto on Nov. 18, 2022.
Wei Fenghe said briefed his Indonesian counterpart on the 20th CPC National Congress and congratulated Indonesia for successfully hosting the G20 Summit. He said Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Joko Widodo had just met in Indonesia and reached a series of important consensuses. Under the strategic guidance of the heads of state of the two countries, China and Indonesia have jointly built a new landscape of bilateral relations driven by political, economic, cultural and maritime cooperation, the general management made clear. of joint community building with a shared future and ushered in new and broad prospects for ties between the two countries, Wei noted. Wei also pointed out that the current situation in the Asia-Pacific region is facing serious and complex challenges, that China and Indonesia should play a greater role in maintaining security and stability. and that the armies of the two countries should maintain close strategic communication, make good use of the cooperation mechanism, deepen pragmatic cooperation and strengthen multilateral coordination, maintaining a good momentum of developing relations between the two armies. Prabowo congratulated the successful holding of the 20th CPC National Congress. He said the Indonesian military is willing to work with the Chinese military to implement the consensus reached by the heads of state of the two countries, maintain high-level contacts, strengthen pragmatic cooperation in areas such as the exchange of visits between warships. , jointly promoting the relationship between the two armies to make new developments. The two sides agreed to resume joint military training and exercises interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also exchanged views on international and regional situations, the Ukrainian crisis and the issue of the South China Sea.