Pakistan and Indonesia Decides to Enhance Bilateral Ties

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Islamabad: newly appointed ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan Mr. Iwan Suyudhie Amri met with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi here in Islamabad on Tuesday. Indonesian Envoy discussed bilateral relations and areas in which Pakistan and Indonesia will have to pay more attention. He praised the sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani security forces war against terrorism.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi (SAPM) said Pakistan was committed to cultivating a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with ASEAN countries. Fatemi said Pakistan attached importance to its relation with Indonesia and intended to strengthen bilateral ties in diverse sectors including counter-terrorism.

Commending the efforts of the Indonesian government in its campaign against terrorism and dismantling terrorist network, the SAPM emphasized the need for enhanced cooperation in counter-terrorism between Pakistan and Indonesia.

The SAPM recalled the visit of the President Mamnoon Hussain to Indonesia in March 2016, which he said provided the two sides with an opportunity to review the existing state of bilateral relations and to exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

He assured the Indonesian ambassador of full cooperation and assistance by the Government of Pakistan to him in his efforts to enhance the bilateral ties between the two countries.

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