China and Indonesia have agreed to lift their bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership during talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indonesian counterpart, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in Jakarta on October 2.

At the talks, Xi, who is on a two-day State visit to Indonesia, said that China regards Indonesia as a priority in its policy with neighbouring countries and stands ready to deepen bilateral cooperation.

The Chinese President proposed the establishment of an Asian infrastructure investment bank so as to promote interconnectivity and economic integration in the region.

For his part, Yudhoyono said Indonesia attaches great importance to its ties with China and hopes to seize the opportunity of the establishment of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to further boost all-round cooperation between the two countries.

Following the talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing of a five-year economic cooperation development plan between the two Governments and many other documents on cooperation in industrial zones building, fishery, tourism, meteorology and space.-VNA