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FM Bilawal to leave for Cambodia today 

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will leave for Cambodia to attend the 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial meeting.

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FM Bilawal to leave for Cambodia today 
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Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will leave for Cambodia on Wednesday to attend the 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial meeting.

The meeting will be attended by the Foreign Ministers and Representatives of the 27 ARF member countries and the Secretary-General of ASEAN.

At the ARF Ministerial, the Foreign Minister will participate in deliberations on political and security issues of concern to Asia-Pacific aimed at promoting common solutions through dialogue and cooperation. In Phnom Penh, the Foreign Minister will also meet with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Cambodia and have bilateral meetings with a number of his counterparts on the sidelines.

The ASEAN Regional Forum is an important platform for consultations among countries of the Asia Pacific on issues related to regional peace and security. Since joining the ARF in 2004, Pakistan has been an active member of the Forum and regularly participates in its activities.

It is pertinent to mention here that the ministerial meeting of ARF was held through video conference last year due to COVID-19.

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