ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Indonesian Foreign Minister Ms Retno Marsudi has expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s positive contribution in the facilitation of the Afghan peace process.
The appreciation came when the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with her on Thursday.
During the conversation, the two foreign ministers exchanged views on wide-ranging topics of mutual interest including Pakistan-Indonesia bilateral ties covering political, trade, and economic matters as well as cooperation at the United Nations, ASEAN, and other multilateral fora.
Congratulating Ms Retno Marsudi on Indonesia’s successful leadership at the UN Security Council during its term of presidency in August 2020, 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.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi 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 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.
The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi extended a cordial invitation to Ms Retno Marsudi to visit Pakistan.
The Indonesian foreign minister accepted the invitation with thanks and agreed to visit Pakistan as soon as the COVID-19 situation stabilizes.