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

BEIJING, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, called China and Indonesia to strengthen common welfare exchanges and collectively improve people’s livelihoods and well-being.

She made the comments during her meeting with Indonesia’s first lady Iriana Joko Widodo on Wednesday afternoon.

Peng spoke highly of Iriana’s enthusiasm for the common good and informed her about it from China active policies and results in the field of treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS.

Peng has since been the World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for TB and HIV/AIDS. June 2011. She has long advocated for global efforts in the fight against the diseases. Speech at a video conference for World Tuberculosis Day 2022 hosted by WHO on March 24she shared her experiences visiting a number of medical facilities, schools and communities since joining the fight against tuberculosis more than a decade ago.

At the opening ceremony of a special high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS in 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, to benefit all of humanity and to build a global community of health for build everyone up.

At Wednesday’s event, students from the Tourism Confucius Institute of Indonesia Udayana University Balidressed in national costume, sang the Indonesian song “Bengawan Solo” in Chinese.

Peng praised the students for their singing and also thanked the accompanying musicians. Some students affectionately shouted “Hello, Peng Mama!” and she responded happily.

She asked the students about their studies and life, encouraged them to keep working hard to learn Chinese, and welcomed more Indonesian youth to visit Chinalearn about Chinese culture and become envoys of it ChinaIndonesia cooperation.

Accompanied by Iriana, Peng also watched a performance of Indonesian traditional culture and art, as well as an exhibition of handicrafts.

Local girls, dressed in festive costumes, performed from Bali traditional “Pendet Dance” to welcome her. Peng talked to them warmly and greeted the handmade silk fabrics Bali features so exquisite.

Peng and Iriana also drank tea, talked about family life and enjoyed music.


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