Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with Ms Retno Marsudi, Foreign Minister of Republic of Indonesia today. The two sides exchanged views on wide ranging topics of mutual interest including bilateral ties covering political, trade and economic matters, as well as cooperation at the United Nations, ASEAN and other multilateral fora.

Congratulating the Foreign Minister Marsudi on Indonesia’s successful leadership at the UNSC during its term of presidency in August 2020, Foreign Minister Qureshi highlighted the importance of continued efforts by all to preserve peace and stability in different parts of the world. The Indonesian Foreign Minister expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s positive contribution in facilitation of the Afghan peace process.

Expressing satisfaction over the existing political, economic and defence ties, the Foreign Minister appreciated the growing security cooperation between the two brotherly countries. He shared Pakistan’s readiness to hold the Inaugural meeting of the Security Dialogue, to be held between Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Security and Law and Defence Minister of Pakistan, as soon as the COVID situation allows.

The two Ministers agreed on further strengthening political relations, deepening mutually beneficial trade and economic ties, and expanding cultural and people-to-people exchanges. They also agreed to remain engaged on issues of common interest, both bilateral and multilateral.

The Foreign Minister extended a cordial invitation to the Indonesian Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan. She accepted the invitation with thanks and agreed to visit Pakistan as soon as the Covid-19 situation stabilizes.

Islamabad,

8 October 2020

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