Bali, 8 December 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari participated in the 15th Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia’s capital on Thursday.

The Government of Indonesia organized this ministerial-level international forum to inclusively discuss various aspects and the latest developments in democracy, especially in the Asia Pacific region.

The conference’s theme is “Democracy in a Changing World: Leadership and Solidarity”. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto stressed to re-invent democracies that could be more responsive towards the need of people and helps to cooperate with each other to find people-centric solutions.

During the forum, Foreign Minister stated that democracy is very much close to his heart as he mentioned the struggle of his political party and family for the implementation of true democracy in Pakistan.

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Foreign Minister urged the need to reform international financial institutions for the betterment and equitable dispensation of financial resources, Radio Pakistan reported.

Furthermore, he emphasized achieving sustainable development is possible only through the continuity of the democratic system and traditions.

Speaking at the 15th Bali Forum, he said that democracy is the foundation of an emancipated society. Moreover, he said, Pakistan has always strived and will keep striving for a people-centric democracy.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto said that the democracy of fiction is to be replaced with the democracy of truth which can be useful to reverse contemporary challenges.

Bilawal Bhutto met Indonesian counterpart

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto reviewed bilateral relations with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi in Bali, today. Meeting between Ministers held on the sidelines of the 15th Bali Democracy Forum.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (left) and Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (right) holding MoU signed during their meeting at Bali, Indonesia on 8 December 2022.

The two sides also discussed regional and international situations and agreed to stay engaged. Both top diplomats also signed an MoU on the establishment of a Joint Ministerial Commission.

It will bring bilateral engagements and cooperation between Pakistan and Indonesia, Foreign Office said.

Bilawal Bhutto met Bosnia Herzegovina counterpart

In Bali, the Foreign Minister during the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH), Bisera Turkovic discussed mutual collaboration through high-level exchanges and bilateral trade, Foreign Office.

Both sides agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest that will drive tangible outcomes.