Indonesian vice president Ma'ruf Amin said he supports the expansion of cooperation between Indonesia and China, including Zhejiang Province.
He added that there is a need to increase cooperation in the halal trade and industry sector, such as halal food and cosmetic products.
He invited business actors in Zhejiang to leverage Indonesia's large market potential, especially in halal food and beverages, halal pharmaceuticals, halal cosmetics, and halal product certification.
The deputy president conveyed the statement while receiving the chairperson of the standing committee of the People's Congress of Zhejiang and secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) - Zhejiang provincial committee, Yi Lianhong, in Jakarta on Monday.
"I laud the huge investment interest from Zhejiang as one of the main sources of Chinese investors in Indonesia," he said.
In 2022, $1.81 billion or 21.9% of China's total investment of $8.2 billion in Indonesia came from Zhejiang companies in the nickel production sector, he noted.
Amin said he expects the cooperation between China and Indonesia to widen through the ongoing investment program.
"In addition to investment in mining and mineral downstreaming, I hope there will be expansion into other Indonesia's important sectors, such as infrastructure, connectivity, energy transition, and green economy," he explained