China, Indonesia To Strengthen Strategic Partnership

China and Indonesia agreed on Friday to strengthen consultation and cooperation so as to raise their bilateral strategic partnership to new heights.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in talks in Beijing also agreed to expand practical cooperation between the two countries and also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.

Hu said since the establishment of the strategic partnership, bilateral links had seen healthy and rapid growth with fruitful cooperation in various areas.

He also appreciated Indonesia's stand on the 'one-China policy' with regard to Taiwan and firmly supported Indonesia in its effort to safeguard national unity and territorial integrity, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Susilo said he was deeply impressed by the friendly feelings that the Chinese people hold toward Indonesia and said his country regarded China as a major cooperative partner. He expressed confidence that the strategic partnership would continue to advance on the existing sound basis.

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