COAS, Indonesian envoy discuss regional security

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STAFF REPORT

RAWALPINDI

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday Pakistan values its brotherly relations with Indonesia based on common faith, strong historical and cultural linkages, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.

He was talking to Indonesian ambassador Lwan Suyudhie, who called on him at General Headquarters, read the statement.

According to the military’s media wing, during the meeting matters of mutual interest, and enhanced defence cooperation came under discussion.

Earlier on May 29, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had met his Indonesian counterpart to discuss bilateral ties along with regional and international matters.

Qureshi and Retno Marsudi had exchanged pleasantries while Qureshi congratulated the Indonesian Foreign Minister on President, Joko Widodo’s second victory in the general elections.

Qureshi had told Marsudi that Pakistan looked at Indonesia as a country of great value and importance in the region.