Beijing (23/4/2011)—The visit of the Party of the Functional Groups (Golongan Karya or Golkar) to Beijing, China, on 19-20 April 2011, has
expanded the inter-Party collaboration networks between Indonesia and China.
During the short trip, the visiting envoys led by Chairman Aburizal Bakrie made a courtesy call to Chinese
Vice-President Xi Jinping, met and exchanged views
with the Department for Organizational Affairs of the Central Committee of the
Communist Party of China (CPC) and paid a visit to the Central Party School of
The visit was expected to further promote and
strengthen the cooperation between Golkar and CPC, particularly in efforts to
improve the capacity and quality of the parties’ cadres as the future leaders
of the nations.
’Cooperation between Golkar and CPC could serve as
one of the sustaining pillars to the enhancement of Indonesia – China bilateral
relations,’ said Bakrie. Golkar delegates also visited China Development Bank and China Investment Corporation in Beijing.
On every occasion, he underlined Golkar’s commitment
to fully support the existing government in maintaining the political stability
and its programs. Golkar also stressed about the significance and the relevance
of Indonesian national development to China and vice versa. It is against this
backdrop that the Chinese Government should further boost its commitment to implementing
the Indonesia – China Strategic Partnership (2005).
Golkar and CPC agreed to
intensify collaborations in various sectors, such as economy, social, culture,
and political education, as well as in addressing global issues. Both has
devised cooperation programs, inter alia: trainings for young cadres on the
development of small and medium scale industries, and on disaster management,
exchanges of young cadres, training for Golkar cadres
at Central Party School of CPC; regular workshop for intellectuals of both
Parties to discuss international issues of common concerns.
Putting across the aspirations of Indonesian people
as the Party’s constituents, Golkar reviewed the implementation of ASEAN-China
Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) and aired concerns of some industries in
Indonesia. Meanwhile, on regional architecture context, Golkar was of the view
that the future, stability, and prosperity of Asia was a matter for Asians to
handle. Indonesia and China should therefore strengthen their bilateral
cooperation to preserve and promote stability and prosperity in the region.