Phnom Penh, 5 August 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan met with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea on the sidelines of the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh today.

Foreign Ministers reviewed the long-lasting relationship between both states and agreed to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation and dialogue. Both sides also exchanged views on the regional and global situation and identified areas of convergence.

Both sides also noted the growing economic and development cooperation between Pakistan and the Republic of Korea. They have also expressed their determination to enhance cooperation and dialogue on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations.

Foreign Minister Bilawal also underscored Pakistan’s valued relations with the Republic of Korea and its key role as an important member of the ASEAN Regional Forum.

Noting the importance of regular high-level interaction, the two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in close contact to maintain the momentum in bilateral relations.

29th ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting

The three-day-long 29th Foreign Minister of the Association of South East Asian Nations Regional Forum, known as ARF, began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is leading the delegation of Pakistan at the session. Furthermore, the Foreign Ministers and Representatives of the 27 ARF member states will attend the meeting.

Pakistan and the Republic of Korea enjoy mutually beneficial and close toes. The two countries cooperate in many fields like economy, trade, and education.

The ASEAN Regional Forum is an important platform for consultations among Asia Pacific countries on regional peace and security issues.

Pakistan joined the ARF in 2004, remained an active member, and regularly participates in the events and activities.

During his presence at the Forum, the Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet with the representatives of ASEAN countries.

ARF will be participated by the 27 ARF member countries from the region.

At the ARF Ministerial meeting, Bilawal Bhutto will participate in deliberations on Asia-Pacific’s political and security issues to promote common solutions through dialogue and cooperation.

He will also meet with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Cambodia and have bilateral meetings with several of his counterparts on the sidelines.

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