Islamabad: Indonesian Embassy invited Media Fraternity over a lunch at its premises to pay tribute for their contribution that it has been making by highlighting and carrying the news and events of the Embassy to the millions of their readers and viewers across Pakistan and beyond and hence promoting people to people contacts between the two countries even closer.
Ambassador of Indonesia Iwan S. Amri who was the host on the occasion in his remarks termed the media cooperation of immense importance as it was not only promoting the goodwill between the people of the countries but essentially helping create awareness about the opportunities that exist abound between our two countries to benefit from.
He mentioned that familiarization trip “Wonderful Indonesia” that Embassy organizes annually for the journalists, renowned bloggers, travel writers and TV Channels to provide them an opportunity to experience the rich and diverse culture and explore wide range of opportunities in Indonesia have been very successful and has raised awareness in Pakistan about Trade, Tourism, Education and other opportunities in Indonesia.
Concerning the bilateral economic cooperation between the countries the Ambassador stressed on the significance of fostering the sustainable bilateral trade relations and said that “Indonesia and Pakistan must work together for the sustainable trade relations between them. He believed that existing and emerging trade and investment opportunities if truly capitalized had immense potential to bring business cooperation between the two countries to new heights.
The Ambassador said that his diplomatic five years tenure in Pakistan has been wonderful and great rewarding experience. I discovered that, contrary to its perception, Pakistan was gifted with enormous natural beauty, resources and talented friendly people. Despite various challenges he believed that Pakistan has all the components in place to emerge as a peaceful economic hub in the region.
I am very happy that during my tenure bilateral ties between our two countries have moved forward significantly though a lot still needed to be done that should match the true potential of cooperation that exist between the two countries. I am grateful to Pakistani friends for their hospitality and would always remember my posting in Islamabad with great feelings.
I earnestly wish peace and prosperity to the people of Pakistan and look forward to a very cordial, greater all round cooperation and dynamic bilateral relationship between the two brotherly countries in the future ahead. The Ambassador concluded.