The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a 6-member Indonesian Media Delegation on November 6, 2017. The members of the Indonesian delegation included Mr. Imanuddin Razak, Editor, Jakarta Post; Mr. Arif Zulkifli, Editor-in-Chief, Tempo Magazine; Ms. Devi Monica Lumannauw, TV anchor and Reporter, TVRI; Mrs. Agustina Elok Dyah Messwati, Senior Journalist, Kompas; Mrs. Andini Weningtyas Effendi, Anchor and Reporter, Metro TV; and Mr. Irvan Januari, Cameraman, Metro TV.
Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman ISSI, welcomed the delegation and stated that both Pakistan and Indonesia have solid bilateral relations. Indonesia always extended its full support to Pakistan even in the difficult times like the 1965 war with India. Over the years, this relationship has sustained and resulted into mutual cooperation. Both countries are members of the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Highlighting the main contours of Pakistan`s “Look East Policy”, he said that Pakistan emphasizes on developing close ties with the Southeast Asian countries, particularly Indonesia. He expressed his sincere gratitude towards the Republic of Indonesia for supporting Pakistan`s sectoral partnership with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its membership of the ASEAN Regional Forum.