Pakistan is a trusted friend,Finalization of PTA will serve as a foundation for the FTA between our two countries. says Indonesian envoy

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 09 (DNA) –Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan Ishak Latuconsina has said Pakistan and Indonesia are tied in strong bonds of friendship and this relationship will further be strengthened in the coming days.

This he said while talking to a select group of people who had gathered at his residence to bid him adieu as he is leaving Pakistan on October 01 after completing his tenure in Pakistan.

The ambassador further said, “I feel great pleasure to mention here that the relationship between Indonesia and Pakistan has grown steadily in all important spheres and it is getting better day by day. During the recent years, we have seen very positive developments to foster the bonds of our exemplary relationship.

He said, Indonesia attaches great importance to Pakistan as a trusted friend and reliable partner in the region and determined to enhance the level of bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, education, economic, culture, defence, security and agriculture.

“The leaders of the two countries have always expressed the firm commitment to keep the friendly ties intact. In this regard, the two countries have signed several agreements and MoUs like Trade Agreement, Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership (CEP), MoU on Combating International Terrorism & MoU on Establishment of Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation.

We have old historical relations and the people of our two countries always feel closer to each other. There has been significant increase in our friendly relations through the enhanced interaction among the government officials, parliamentarians, businessmen, educationists, artists and media persons. I strongly hope that this positive momentum will continue in future with our joint efforts, the ambassador added.

Finalization of PTA will serve as a foundation for the FTA between our two countries. The FTA is very important as it brings long term substantial benefits for the economic and trade relations as well as for the corporate sectors of both sides.

The prospects for FTA between Indonesia and Pakistan are bright indeed as both the sides have committed to further enhance their economic and trade relations for the benefit of the people of our two countries. However, we have to observe keenly the results and effects of PTA, which will determine the future of Indonesia highly values its friendship with Pakistan and we admire the sincerity and friendly spirit of the Pakistani people.

We assure our full support and wish that all your dreams come true for a stronger and more prosperous Pakistan in the coming years.