Foreign Minister of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has departed for Cambodia where he will be leading Pakistan delegation to the 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum Meeting from 4-6 August 2022.
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Foreign Ministers and Representatives from the 27 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) member countries, as well as the Secretary-General of ASEAN, will attend the meeting.
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The Foreign Minister will take part in discussions at the ARF Ministerial on political and security issues of concern to the Asia-Pacific region, with the goal of promoting common solutions through dialogue and cooperation. In Phnom Penh, the Foreign Minister will also meet with Cambodia’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, as well as hold bilateral meetings with a number of his counterparts.
Established in 1994, the ARF is an important platform for consultations among countries of the Asia-Pacific on issues related to regional peace and security. Since joining the body in 2004, Pakistan has been an active member and regularly participates in its activities.
It is worth noting that the ARF ministerial meeting was held via video conference last year due to COVID-19.