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Fujian, Indonesia eye boosting ties

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Sep 11, 2019


The China (Fujian)-Indonesia Investment Cooperation Promotion Conference attracts media attention. It was is held in Xiamen, in Fujian province, on Sept 8. [Photo/WeChat account: cifit98xm]

The China (Fujian)-Indonesia Investment Cooperation Promotion Conference was held on Sept 8 during the China International Fair for Investment and Trade 2019 in Xiamen, in eastern Fujian province.

Jointly organized by the Department of Commerce of Fujian Province and the Consul General of Indonesia in Guangzhou, the conference aimed to promote two-way investment cooperation between Fujian and Indonesia.

Guo Ningning, vice governor of Fujian, said that in recent years Indonesia has become Fujian's largest trading partner in ASEAN, the fourth largest source of foreign investment and the largest investment destination for Fujian investors.

She also suggested making full use of governmental and non-governmental exchange platforms, as well as organizing more economic and trade activities for the two sides, to promote mutual benefits and common development.

Djauhari Oratmangun, Indonesia's ambassador to China, gave a briefing on Indonesia's development and investment needs. He said that Indonesia was actively promoting a more open policy to foreign investors and will provide a safe and efficient investment environment for Fujian companies.

Officials said that Fujian and Indonesia have strong complementarity in their industries and product structures. Fujian companies import seafoods, natural rubber, palm oil, tropical fruits and minerals from Indonesia -- and export Indonesian commodities to other places in China through its efficient coast and land ports.

More than 300 dignitaries attended the conference. They included officials from the Fuzhou, Zhangzhou and Quanzhou governments and representatives from the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board.

Also present were officials from the Indonesian Ministry of Industry and the Consulate General of Indonesia in Guangzhou, as well as business representatives from Fujian and Indonesia.