Indonesia praises Pakistan's reconciliatory efforts for Afghan peace
FM Qureshi, Indonesian counterpart exchange views on wide-ranging topics of mutual interest including bilateral ties
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Thursday appreciated Pakistan's reconciliatory efforts for establishment of peace in Afghanistan.
According to the Foreign Office, the appreciation came during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi with his Indonesian counterpart.
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 FM Marsudi on Indonesia’s successful leadership at the UNSC during its term of presidency in August, FM Qureshi highlighted the importance of continued efforts by all to preserve peace and stability in different parts of the world.
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-19 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.
Qureshi also extended a cordial invitation to the Indonesian Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan. She accepted the invitation with thanks and agreed to visit the country as soon as the Covid-19 situation stabilises.