On 7 July 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Mr. Oke Nurwan, Director General of Foreign Trade of Indonesian Ministry of Trade, and exchanged views on economic cooperation and trade between Indonesia and China, and ASEAN and China. Mr. Zhang Xuehai, Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Division of ACC, attended the event.
Secretary-General Yang outlined ASEAN-China practical cooperation in trade and investment and recent work of ACC. She stated that to promote trade and investment is a priority area of ACC’s work. ACC has actively promoted relevant policies of the upgraded ASEAN-China Free Trade Area and achievements of ASEAN Community building, pushed forward cooperation in production capacity, agriculture, poverty reduction, e-commerce and other fields, organized Chinese businessmen to ASEAN countries for business matching and supported ASEAN enterprises, SMEs in particular, in seeking business opportunities in China. Indonesia is an important member of ASEAN. Indonesia-China cooperation enjoys in-depth development. ACC is ready to work with Indonesian Ministry of Trade for even bigger progress in cooperation between Indonesia and China for the benefit of both peoples.
Director General Nurwan, on behalf of Indonesian Ministry of Trade, welcomed Secretary-General Yang to Indonesia. He briefed on Indonesian foreign trade and commended the efforts ACC made for ASEAN-China practical cooperation. He stated that China is an important cooperation partner of Indonesia. The two countries have witnessed mutual visits and closer bonds at all levels. He thanked Secretary-General Yang for visiting the Ministry and her briefing has let him know more about ACC. The Ministry stands ready to enhance contacts with ACC and redouble its efforts to intensify business ties between Indonesia and China.