By Rafiq Vayani
KARACHI: The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi hosted Media Gathering to promote cultural and educational programs throughout 2021.
On 5 April 2021, the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi held a Media Gathering at Pearl Continental Hotel with the press from a number of well-known media in Pakistan. Responding to the challenges of diplomacy amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi continuously develop and maintain relations and cooperation between Indonesia and Pakistan, especially in people-to-people diplomacy.
In this meeting, Consul for Information and Socio-Culture conveyed the important role of the press in society, which becomes very relevant especially in today’s information age. During the gathering, the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi introduced three educational and cultural programs that are organized by the Consulate throughout 2021, namely Indonesian language classes, KNB Scholarship, and Indonesia Virtual Show. Furthermore, the Indonesian Consulate once again promotes the digital platform “Indonesia Portal” which can facilitate the process and initiatives for cooperation between the people of Indonesia and Pakistan in various aspects, including trade, investment, tourism, education, as well as arts and culture.
It is hoped that in the future these programs will initiate other supporting activities, through establishing collaboration and cooperation with the media and other stakeholders from the two countries.