Punjab PA speaker keen to expand ties with Indonesia


Indonesian ambassador meets Ch. Pervez Elahi in Lahore; both sides discuss further strengthening of bilateral cooperation 

Staff Report

LAHORE – Ambassador of Indonesia Adam Mulawarman Tugio along with delegation called on Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his residence here.

Issues of mutual interest, including political situation in the country and measures to prevent corona were discussed during the meeting.

The delegation included Ahmad Firman Sejati, Syarif Shahabuddin and Mr. Maludi. Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi said that keeping in view the growing demand of Punjab industry, he, as the chief minister, had set up industrial estates in Faisalabad under the name of Garments City and Fiedmc while Sundar Industrial Estate was set up in Lahore which provided business facilities to industrialists.

He told the Indonesian ambassador that investors from his country were welcome to invest here as the government will provide all sorts of cooperation. Parvez Elahi also said that Overseas Pakistanis were playing an important role in development of Indonesia. “

The two countries are bound in the line of Islamic brotherhood, but there is a need to increase the public relations campaign between the two countries,” he said. Parvez Elahi said that he was grateful to the Indonesian government for taking care of the overseas Pakistanis during the Corona epidemic, adding that friendly relations between the two countries had always been strong and growing stronger day by day.

He said that timely steps were being taken to control the corona epidemic in Pakistan which was why the situation in Pakistan was slightly better than other countries.

Thanking Ch Parvez Elahi, the Indonesian ambassador said, “A lot of work was done in Punjab during your tenure which is commendable.” He said: “Pakistan has always expressed its love for Indonesia and the people of Pakistan also love our country which is why trade and other issues between the two countries are improving”.