Islamabad, 11 June 2022 (TDI): Indonesia and Pakistan have agreed to extend and deepen mutually-beneficial cooperation between the two countries in all dimensions, including high-level exchanges.
Meanwhile, Indonesian President, Joko Widodo reciprocated Pakistan’s sentiment on strengthening trade and investment between the two countries.
Both sides have agreed to coordinate the steady import of palm oil from Indonesia. Earlier, the resolve came from a telephone conversation between the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Shareef, and the President of Indonesia.
The two leaders underscored the current level of bilateral relations between the two countries based on strong cultural and religious associations along with developing cooperation.
In addition, President Widodo has extended his heartiest congratulations to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on his assumption of office.
Subsequently, the Prime Minister also appreciated the leadership of the President of Indonesia in steering the country on a path of prosperity and development.
In Addition, The PM Pakistan recalled the ample and substantial outcomes of Widodo’s visit to Pakistan in 2018. The consequences of the visit played a significant role in strengthening the economic partnership between Indonesia and Pakistan.
In Addition, the Prime Minister has extended a cordial invitation to President Widodo and stated Pakistan anticipates welcoming him at the earliest opportunity.
Agreements between both countries
Pakistan and Indonesia are strengthening their bilateral ties through multiple development proposals on trade, investment, and cooperation in health, education, science, and technology.
These outcomes were influential during Bali’s Third Consultative Forum Meeting between Indonesia and Pakistan in May.
Consequently, both countries expressed satisfaction over the pace of bilateral cooperation and agreed to enhance further engagement in economic, political, defense, and security sectors.
Furthermore, the countries also agreed to strengthen bilateral engagement at the multilateral forums, including at the UN, OIC, ARF, D-8, and ASEM.
Meanwhile, the two Heads of the States exchanged their views on recent geopolitical and economic challenges in their respective regions.
Likewise, the Pakistani envoy highlighted the deteriorating human rights situation in the Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and its implications for peace and security in South Asia.