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Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Hongbo Meets with Andri Hadi, Director-General for Information and Public Diplomacy of the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs
2009/06/18

On June 18, 2009, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Hongbo met with a delegation headed by Andri Hadi, visiting Director-General for Information and Public Diplomacy of the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs.

Wu made positive comments on bilateral ties, saying that China and Indonesia are friendly neighbors with sound momentum for the development of bilateral ties. China is ready to work with Indonesia to push for in-depth development of their strategic partnership. Wu said China attaches importance to enhancing exchanges and cooperation with Indonesia in the area of information and hopes to continue the sound momentum of information exchanges. He hoped that the responsible departments of the two countries will learn from each other and expand cooperation. Wu also briefed on the efforts of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in carrying out public diplomacy, expressing willingness to exchange with the Indonesian side the experience and practice in conducting public diplomacy.

Hadi said Indonesia attaches great importance to developing ties with China. Indonesia hopes to take the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties next year to further strengthen bilateral exchanges and cooperation on information and public diplomacy and build up mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

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