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  Congratulation Speech by H.E. Mr.Ning Jizhe,

  Vice Chairman of NDRC at the Opening Ceremony of the

RICH 70 of China and Indonesia—Tsinghua Southeast Aisa

 Cloud Forum

  To celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Indonesia, Tsinghua University and the United in Diversity Foundation of Indonesia jointly held the RICH 70 Tsinghua Southeast Aisa Cloud Forum on 23rd September. Mr. Ning Jizhe, Vice Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission (hereinafter referred to as NDRC) addressed a speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Cloud Forum through a pre-recored video.

  Vice Chairman Ning Jizhe, extended warm congratulations to the successful opening of the Cloud Forum on behalf of NDRC and stressed that China and Indonesia are important neighboring countries. Over the recent years, under the strategic leadership of President Xi Jinping and President Joko Widodo, the two governments have reached consensus on jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative and Global Maritime Fulcrum and facilitating all-dimentional cooperation both between two countries and on multilateral arena. The bilateral relationship has kept surging forward with two countries’ strategic consensus and common interests being moderately advanced. NDRC and Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment of Indonesia (hereinafter referred to as CMMA) signed an intergovernmental memorandum of understanding on jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative and Global Maritime Fulcrum, and reached consensus on jointly drawing up plan of Regional Comprehensive Economic Corridors. Furthermore, NDRC and CMMA are working closely to broaden practical cooperation to more sectors and steady progress is made in the strategic projects such as the Jakarta Bandung high-speed rail project, the Kuala Tanjung port, the industrialization of Indonesia and the research and development of medical resources, which further consolidates and enriches the comprehensive strategic partnership of China and Indonesia in the new era.

  President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo extended a congratulation letter to the Cloud Forum. Mr. Luhut B.Pandjaitan, Minister of CMMA, Mr. Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, and Ms. Tuti Hadiputranto, Chairman of United in Diversity Foundation of Indonesia delivered their remarks at the Opening Ceremony. Representatives of the Department of International Cooperation of NDRC also attended the opening ceremony.