Indonesia and China have agreed to step up strategic partnership ties amid the global economic recession, Indonesian acting Coordinating Minister for Economy Sri Mulyani said in Jakarta Monday.
Mulyani made the remarks to reporters after delivering her key note speech at a seminar of East Asia's Response on Global Economic Crisis here in Jakarta.
During her recent visit to China, Mulyani said she held talks with Chinese officials and both sides agreed to make efforts to strengthen the strategic bilateral cooperation.
"The talks were about what are needed to be done by both countries to realize the strategic partnership," said Mulyani.
She said one of the examples of the cooperation was in energy sector. A 10,000 mega watt power plant project will be built in Indonesia, in which China will provide financial assistance.
(Xinhua News Agency March 23, 2009)