Phnom Penh, 5 August 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Retno L P. Marsudi.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial meeting in Cambodia.

Both Foreign Ministers discussed the bilateral relations of the two countries and expressed satisfaction over the pace of steady progress. They reaffirmed that Pakistan and Indonesia’s bilateral relations are rooted in their shared history, faith, and culture.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thanked the Indonesian Foreign Minister for the timely support in Palm Oil exports to Pakistan. The two foreign ministers spoke about OIC-related issues and how both need to be supportive of each other.

They concluded that Pakistan and Indonesia, the two largest Islamic nations, need to closely coordinate within international organizations.

Both Foreign Ministers concurred that there is a need to enhance and broaden people-to-people ties in all spheres for mutual benefit. They decided to continue discussing topics of mutual interest.

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Pakistan and Indonesia Relations

The ties between Pakistan and Indonesia are based on the history, religion, culture, and commonality of interest at all international and regional forums.

Pakistan and Indonesia stood by each other on every platform. Both continued supporting each other for a common future of peace, progress, prosperity, stability, development, and territorial integrity.

Relations between the two states date back to the pre-independence subcontinent when Indonesia struggled against Dutch Colonial rule. Leaders of the All India Muslim League extended their support to the country supporting its path to freedom.

Both nations have the strength to influence regional dynamics in favor of their shared interests in peace and prosperity.

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