Pakistan, Indonesia to set up Joint Ministerial Commission

Bilawal, Indonesian FM sign MoU: Agree to enhance bilateral engagement: Bilawal urges need to reform international financial institutions for better and equitable dispensation of financial resources: Says sustainable development possible only through continuity of democratic system and traditions: Discusses ways to boost trade with Bosnia Herzegovina

By: News Desk
Published: 11:01 AM, 8 Dec, 2022
Pakistan, Indonesia to set up Joint Ministerial Commission
Caption: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi signing the agreement.
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Pakistan and Indonesia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of Joint Ministerial Commission, besides agreeing to enhance bilateral engagement and cooperation between the two countries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The agreement was signed Thursday during a meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.

Bilawal is on a three-day visit to Indonesia. 

According to the foreign office, Bilawal and Marsudi signed an MoU on the establishment of the Joint Ministerial Commission. 

On its Twitter handle, Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed: “FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met Foreign Minister of Indonesia in Bali today. The two FMs reviewed bilateral relations, discussed reg. & intl. situation & agreed to stay engaged. The two FMs also signed MoU on the estb. of Joint Ministerial Commission, which will drive bilateral engagement & cooperation.”

Bilawal also participated in 15th Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia. 

In his address, he urged the need to reform international financial institutions for better and equitable dispensation of financial resources.

He stressed the need for democracies to re-invent themselves to be more responsive to the needs of their people and to cooperate with each other to find people-centric solutions.

He maintained that sustainable development was possible only through continuity of democratic system and traditions.

“Democracy is the foundation of an emancipated society and Pakistan has always been striving and will keep striving for a people’s centric democracy,” he added.

The foreign minister said that the democracy of fiction was to be replaced with the democracy of truth.

Meanwhile, FM Bilawal also met his Bosnia Herzegovina counterpart BiseraTurkovic in Bali today. 

The two foreign ministers discussed mutual collaboration through high-level exchanges and bilateral trade. They agreed on amplifying bilateral cooperation in areas that will translate into tangible outcomes.

Reporter Mohsinul Mulk 

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