3rd ICPF held to boost economic development 

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Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi participated in the 3 rd International Consumer Product Fair (ICPF) to Boost Economic Development of Karachi.

In this participation, the Consulate also in cooperation with  three companies that promote Indonesia-based products, namely Indomie, Mayora, and other Indonesian products made by Arya Group.

As form of active participation in the Opening day of the Fair, Indonesia also presented Indonesian Pencak Silat performance accompanied with Indonesian contemporary traditional music in the Opening process of the Fair.

Indonesian Pencak Silat itself constitutes an indigenous martial art practiced by various indigenous tribes Indonesia, made its first debut as sport in 1987 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which were held in Indonesia and becomes the latest martial arts fighting choreography in Hollywood.

On that Fair event, the Indonesian Consul General in Karachi, Dr. June Kuncoro Hadiningrat had been invited as the Chief Guest along Iranian Consul General in Karachi accompanied by Mr. Uzair Nizam, Vice President of E-Commerce Gateway Pakistan; Sheikh Muhammad Shafiq, Chairman of Garments Association of Pakistan, Vice Consul of Qatar and Mr. Muhammad Saleem Bakheya, CEO of IBM in the ribbon cutting procession as the symbolical launching inauguration of the Fair.

On his opening speech, Indonesian CG, Dr, June Kuncoro stated that Indonesia stands ready to promote further economic cooperation with Pakistan, including for outbound investment where one of the Indonesian-food based company, will be established in Faisalabad to promote Indonesian noodles called Indomie. Presented in the Fair are Indonesian products such as Mayora and Tropicana Slim. Arya Group, an Indonesian company that sells various products, such as spices (mashala) and fashion, also flew directly from Jakarta to Karachi to join the Fair. Dr. June Kucoro also stressed the importance of reviving the socio-cultural relations between the Indonesia and Pakistan, especially among the youths.

In this regard, the Fair event is also enlivened the presence of Indonesian youths dressing in various Indonesian traditional costumes. 5. On the 2nd day of the 3rd ICPF 2022, the Consulate also will hold an hybrid Business-toBusiness (B2B) meeting, in which the Pakistani companies will have a chance to have an insight of establishing business with their Indonesian counterparts, and further to have direct communication to strike business deals.

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