JAKARTA, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia is willing to further enhance people-to-people contact with China, the country's newly-appointed ambassador to China and Mongolia Djauhari Oratmangun has said.
Deepening bilateral relations through building up closer constructive communications between peoples in Indonesia and China through extensive students and media exchange programs were considered as the effective way in doing so, the ambassador said.
"I want to see more students and media exchange program. They can visit regions in the respective countries, conducting direct interactive dialogue with government officials, people and private sector in the two respective countries, so they can find similar perspectives," Djauhari told Xinhua on Thursday.
He added that there were 14,000 Indonesian students studying in China and a huge number of Chinese students studying in several Indonesian universities at present. They would eventually understand cultures and customs of both countries.
Providing scholarship programs for students in the respective countries in exchange program would be very effective for bilateral ties in a long term, he added.
He said that China and Indonesia are now seeing their best level of bilateral relations with extensive reciprocal visits between senior officials, influx of Chinese investments, tourists and growing trade.
Djauhari also noted that he was deeply impressed with China's swift progress to become one of the world's economic powerhouses with increasing influence in international level.
He said Indonesia and China would play very important roles in the future in generating regional economy through regional forums they have actively involving in.