Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister’s Visit to Indonesia (7-8 December 2022)

Islamabad : At the invitation of the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, the Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari undertook an official visit to Bali, Indonesia on 7-8 December 2022.

Foreign Minister held a meeting with his counterpart from Indonesia H.E. Retno Marsudi. The two Foreign Ministers reviewed the state of bilateral relations and agreed to further strengthen dialogue at all levels and pursue mutually beneficial cooperation. They also signed a landmark MoU on the establishment of a Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) at the Foreign Minister level. JMC will oversee mutually beneficial cooperation and promote regular bilateral engagement.

In Bali, the Foreign Minister also held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina H.E. Dr. Bisera Turkovic and expressed Pakistan’s desire to further strengthen bilateral engagement between the two brotherly countries.

During his visit, the Foreign Minister participated in the 15th Bali Democracy Forum and International Conference on Afghan Women Education.

At the Bali Democracy Forum, the Foreign Minister said that democracy is the foundation of an emancipated society and people of Pakistan always strived for a people-centric democracy. He called for reform of international financial institutions and underscored the importance of democracies in developing countries to collaborate in responding to common challenges.

At the International Conference on Afghan Women Education, the Foreign Minister spoke on the importance of education for women and their participation in decision-making. He underlined the need for concrete and practical assistance programmes benefiting all sections of the society. Foreign Minister also reiterated Pakistan’s strong support for the well-being and prosperity of the people of Afghanistan.

After conclusion of his visit to Indonesia, the Foreign Minister will travel to Singapore for an official visit.