"The president hopes that tomorrow's meeting will have a way out, and there is a significant breakthrough," said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, when explaining the events of the first day of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday.
The hope that the meeting will be a breakthrough and benefit the global economy, had been conveyed by President Jokowi during a bilateral meeting between Indonesia and China on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
The issue regarding the issue of the trade war between the United States and China is indeed one of the issues discussed between President Widodo and his cabinet at a limited meeting held before the G20 Summit in Osaka.
In addition, President Jokowi and President Xi, also discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries at the meeting.
Both of them are known to discuss the matter of future efforts to reduce the trade deficit between Indonesia and China.
"It was also discussed earlier that China's imports of Indonesian crude palm oil last year exceeded one million tons, which means it was more than the figure promised by President Xi before," she said.
Then, President Xi said that he would again be holding the China International Import Expo (CIIE) this year, and expected Indonesia's participation. Last year, Indonesia participated in the largest trade exhibition in China, Retno said.
"The plan is that we really want to follow, and from China, we will pay special attention to Indonesia," she said.
Also accompanying the President are Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan and Minister of State Secretary Pratikno.
In addition, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Head of The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Trikasih Lembong, Special Staff of President Adita Irawati, and Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Arifin Tasrif also accompanied the Indonesian Head of State. (*)