(AGENPARL) – MOSCOW gio 30 giugno 2022
Vladimir Putin and Joko Widodo made statements for the press following Russian-Indonesian talks.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, ladies and gentlemen,
We are pleased to welcome the President of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kremlin. This is Mr Joko Widodo’s
first visit to Moscow as President. We are delighted to have you here.
Let me stress that Indonesia is one
of our key partners in the Asia-Pacific. Russian-Indonesian relations are
constructive and mutually beneficial and are developing steadily on the basis
of long-standing traditions of friendship and mutual assistance.
Let me remind you that our country
helped Indonesia build its statehood and strengthen the young republic’s position
in the international arena.
With the participation of our
specialists, engineers and builders, large transport and industrial
infrastructure facilities, stadiums, hospitals, and other important
institutions were built in Indonesia, many of which are in operation to this
Today’s talks with Mr Joko Widodo were
held in a business-like manner and were quite substantive.
Of course, we focused on trade and economic cooperation, which is showing a positive dynamic. In 2021, for example,
bilateral trade grew by over 40 percent, and was up by over 65 percent in the first five months of this year. In this context, both sides expressed interest
in stepping up the work of the Russian-Indonesian Joint Commission on Trade,
Economic and Technical Cooperation.
Additional opportunities for building up mutually beneficial economic partnerships and the growing number of commercial exchanges between our countries open up new opportunities.