ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Adam M Tugio held a meeting with the Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The defence minister welcomed the dignitary and conveyed that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with Indonesia which are governed by mutual respect and cooperation.
The minister expressed that Indonesia and Pakistan have maintained decades old close and cordial relations which have historical roots.
Khawaja Asif mentioned that Pakistan and Indonesia have shared perceptions on important regional matters.
The minister for defence appreciated the efforts of the Indonesian government for providing platform for creating a favorable and long-lasting peaceful environment in the Asia Pacific Region in the form of Jakarta International Defence Dialogue (JIDD).
Moreover, he reiterated that Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its foras and manifestations.
The minister commended the Indonesian government success in fighting terrorism and its concerted efforts to dismantle terrorist’s networks. He informed that regional and global stability, security and peace are our common goals.
Khawaja Asif expressed desire that Pakistan is looking forward to further strengthen bilateral relations with Indonesian defence industries vis-à-vis regular exchange.
The visiting dignitary acknowledged the existing scope and scale of cooperation in the field of defence between the two Countries and desired to undertake the joint ventures in the respective field on progressive basis.