Pakistan Indonesia setup joint committee on defence cooperation

Pakistan Indonesia setup joint committee on defence cooperation

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan and Indonesia have agreed to strengthen cooperation in diverse fields including defense, security and economy.

The understanding came at a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo during talks in Islamabad today (Saturday).

The two leaders recognized that the people of Pakistan and Indonesia share deep political, cultural, religious ties and respect for democratic values.

Being the largest countries in the Islamic world, they stand together for their progress, prosperity, stability, security and territorial integrity.

It was agreed to establish a Joint Committee under the bilateral Agreement on Defence Cooperation.

The two leaders agreed to support each other in building their respective anti-terrorism capabilities.

The two sides acknowledged that there is considerable untapped potential to expand trade taking advantage of the Preferential Trade Agreement.

Prime Minister Abbasi briefed President Widodo on Pakistan's efforts to enhance regional connectivity and development China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Both sides recognized that Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process is a must for the stability and development in Afghanistan.

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