"President Xi described President Joko's phone call, which took place at a critical moment in China's fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, as an expression of friendship and support from a comprehensive strategic partner, and he thanked Indonesian friends for their trust and understanding," the Embassy said in a press release issued on Wednesday, February 12, 2020/
Xi pointed out the need for China and Indonesia to jointly assume responsibilities as two major developing countries and get more things done. Xi reaffirmed the epidemic response as the top priority of the Chinese government at the moment. China has leveraged its institutional strengths and started a people's war against the epidemic.
According to Xi, The Chinese government has taken the most thorough and rigorous measures, which are producing results. Moreover, China has the capacity, confidence and determination to not only win a full victory against the epidemic but also meet its economic and social development goals.
Xi noted China will work more closely with Indonesia and other countries to contain the epidemic in the spirit of openness and transparency and safeguard regional and global public health security. Xi ensured that China will continue to take good care of Indonesian and other foreign nationals in China like its own.
Xi added that since the start of the outbreak, Indonesia and China's other neighbors have provided valuable support in various ways. Xi believes this is a testament to great solidarity between neighbors in trying times.
"President Joko extended, on behalf of his government and people, sympathies to the Chinese government and people. He noted that at this difficult moment for China, Indonesia would stand firmly by the Chinese people as a sincere partner and work with China to triumph over the epidemic at an early date," it stated.
"He shared his confidence that Indonesia-China friendship will emerge stronger from the test of the outbreak and the bilateral ties will scale a new height," it stated.