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Indonesian Top Minister Luhut Pandjaitan’s 2024 China Visit: Key Takeaways

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) talks with Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Daisuke Suzuki / POOL / AFP)

On June 12, 2024, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan visited China. This was Luhut’s first visit to China this year. 

Last time the Indonesian top minister visited China was in 2023, when he was accompanied by Djauhari Oratmangun, Indonesian Ambassador to China. In that visit, Luhut tried to persuade Chinese firm Walsin Lihwa to double its investments in Indonesia, particularly in stainless steel and nickel matte processing plants.

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