Indonesian President Joko Widodo told President Truong Tan Sang that his government attached special importance to developing the traditional friendship between Indonesia and Vietnam.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the 22 nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing, China on November 10, the two leaders discussed measures to strengthen the Vietnam–Indonesia strategic partnership, including implementing the 2014-2018 Action Plan and facilitating visits at all levels.

Both countries are set to prepare for the 60 th anniversary of diplomatic ties by fostering trade and investment cooperation with a view to increasing the value of two-way trade to 10 billion USD by 2018 and continuing their joint efforts on national defence and security.

With regard to global and regional issues of shared concern, they promised to work together to support the establishment of the ASEAN Community and at multilateral forums, such as the United Nations.

President Truong Tan Sang invited Widodo to visit Vietnam in the near future. The later accepted and the timing will be arranged./.