China pledges to make Indonesia a regional Covid-19 vaccine production hub, says closer ties will speed up economic recovery


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JAKARTA - China has pledged to work with Indonesia to make South-east Asia's most populous country a regional vaccine production hub and said continued trade and investment cooperation would fuel speedy economic recovery for both nations after the Covid-19 pandemic. "China and Indonesia will work together to defeat this virus… China is prepared to continue (vaccine) production cooperation with Indonesia… and will support Indonesia to become a regional production hub of vaccines," Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said in a joint press briefing with Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi in Jakarta. Mr Wang added that China, working with the Asean countries,...