Peng Liyuan urges China and Indonesia to step up public interest exchanges

BEIJING, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, asked him China and Indonesia strengthen exchanges in the public interest and jointly improve people’s livelihoods and well-being.

She made the remarks during her meeting with the Indonesian first lady Iriana Joko Widodo Wednesday evening.

Peng spoke highly of Iriana’s dedication to the public interest and informed her about it of China active policies and achievements in the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS.

Peng has been serving as the World Health Organization (WHO) goodwill ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS since then June 2011. She has long advocated global efforts in the fight against disease. Addressing a video conference for World TB Day 2022 organized by the WHO on March 24she shared her experience of visiting several medical facilities, schools and communities since she joined the anti-TB effort more than ten years ago.

At the opening ceremony of a special high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS i June 2021she called on people from all walks of life in all countries to join hands and take action to strengthen the prevention and treatment of AIDS and tuberculosis, for the benefit of all humanity and for a global health community to build for all.

During Wednesday’s event, students at the Confucius Institute of Tourism of Indonesia’s Udayana University i Balidressed in folk costumes, sang the Indonesian song “Bengawan Solo” in Chinese.

Peng praised the students for their singing and also thanked the musicians who accompanied them. Some of the students cheerfully shouted “Hello, Peng Mama!” and she answered happily.

She asked the students about their studies and life, encouraged them to continue working hard to learn Chinese, and welcomed more young people from Indonesia to come and visit. Chinalearn about Chinese culture and be delegates at ChinaIndonesia cooperation

Together with Iriana, Peng also watched a performance of traditional Indonesian culture and art as well as an exhibition of handicraft products.

Local girls, dressed in Christmas attire, performed Bali on traditional “Pendet Dance” to welcome them. Peng spoke warmly to them and insisted on the handmade silk fabrics Bali characteristics such as exquisite.

Peng and Iriana also had tea, chatting about family life and enjoying music.


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