Indonesia survived through all challenges by exercising national character: envoy

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Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan and Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) organize certificate distribution ceremony for participants of online internship programme

ISLAMABAD:  Adam M. Tugio, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan has highlighted the political history of Indonesia and its gradual economic development. Furthermore, he highlighted that Indonesia has survived through all challenges by its strong nationalism, national resilience, devolution, and the true spirit of democracy.

He expressed these views during a certificate distribution ceremony held for the participants of Online Internship Program, “Contemporary Dynamics of Indonesia” jointly organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan and Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad.

The ambassador further said, “Prospects for “Prospects for Strengthening Bilateral Relations between Pakistan- Indonesia”. He also appreciated the management of the Center for Global & Studies (CGSS), Islamabad for their dedicated efforts in planning and organizing the Internship Program. He was of the view that this internship has familiarized the participants with the cultural, historical, and linguistic characteristics of Indonesia. It has played an important role in developing academic linkages between both countries. He was of the view that this internship will open new avenues of cooperation.

Mr. Sanaullah, Former Ambassador of Pakistan to Indonesia also shared his thoughts on the occasion. He shared his experience of being in Indonesia and highlighted that it is a country of great cultural values and diversity. He emphasized that Pakistan is ready to take more initiatives to further strengthen bilateral ties between both countries.

The speeches were followed by an interactive session with His Excellency Adam M. Tugio, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan.

The Online Internship Program was organized to facilitate the academic exchange between the two countries and to familiarize the participants with the contemporary characteristics of Indonesia.

The ceremony commenced with the opening remarks of Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, CGSS. He highlighted that students from across Pakistan participated in this program, these students were provided with an opportunity to interact with renowned experts, analysts, and academicians from Indonesia. Mr. Khalid further applauded the Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan for his efforts in enhancing connectivity between Pakistan and Indonesia through this online internship.

Letters and Certificates of appreciation were also presented to the interns and organizers of the Online International Internship Program.

In his concluding remarks, Maj. Gen. Hafiz Masroor Ahmed, Vice-President, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad. He appreciated the enthusiasm of students during the internship and suggested that these kinds of opportunities play a significant role in the professional and academic profile building of students. The event was moderated by Ms. Palwasha Nawaz, Project Executive, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad. The interns who couldn’t attend the ceremony due to the COVID-19 situation participated virtually.