London is interested to invest in infrastructure in Indonesia. Mayor of London as special region which includes London financial region, Charles Bowman said that his office wants to increase further cooperation in finance, especially infrastructure finance. The World Bank mentioned that Indonesia still lacks of finance amounting to $1.5 trillion dollars for infrastructure development. Mayor Charles Bowman will visit Indonesia and Singapore this week to increase cooperation. He is planned to open trade at Indonesia’s stock exchange before doing a series of meetings with officials of the Indonesian’s finance to promote London as one of financial centers which sales obligation is with rupiah denomination with the name ‘Komodo Bond’. Mayor Charles Bowman also said that there are a lot of infrastructure projects offered by Indonesia such as transportation and energy.
Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang welcomed friendship cooperation with Indonesia and ASEAN. This was stated in his statement in a signing article on Saturday (5/5) entitled “Starting new trip of China-Indonesia” friendship cooperation”, which was published by The Jakarta Post. PM Li said that Beijing will support Indonesia in developing corridor of regional economy, increasing infrastructure and industrial development and making marine relations of the two countries stronger. In addition, China also will cooperate with ASEAN to develop joint vision in a bid to connect Beijing-ASEAN. PM Li Keqiang is also scheduled to meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday (7/5) in his state visit to Indonesia on May 6-8, 2018. Prime Minister Li’s visit to Indonesia is his first visit to overseas since he serves as Chinese prime minister.
Indonesia and Senegal explore cooperation in maritime sector after the two countries met on the 24th International Maritime Pilot's Association (IMPA) in Senegal. The existence of the Indonesian delegation in the conference in Dakar, Senegal on April 23-27, 2018 has attracted attention of the authority of Dakar port to establish cooperation in the maritime sector.