Ambassador of Indonesia opens Batik exhibition, hopes it will further strengthen cultural ties with Pakistan

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Zubair Qureshi

Ambassador of Indonesia Adam Tugio has launched the three-day ‘Batik Exhibition at the Batik Studio, Centaurus shopping mall hoping the exhibition would serve to further strengthen cultural and people-to-people ties between Indonesia and Pakistan.

Spouse of the Foreign Secretary and President Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association, Mahwish Sohail, was the guest of honour on the occasion. She along with Ambassador Tugio cut the ribbon and formally opened the exhibition to the public.

Wives of the Ambassadors of Turkey, Ukraine and Japan, students of the National College of Art, Iqra University, representatives of the local fashion industry, diplomats and customers in large number gathered and took keen interest in the Batik products put on display at the exhibition.

The exhibition that is titled “Indonesia Batik: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” is a joint venture of the Indonesian Embassy and the Batik Studio and aims at transmitting inspiring innovative ideas and skill development in creative mediums and fashion industry.

Ambassador Adam Tugio welcomed the guests and the customers and hoped in the coming two days, more and more people and families would visit the exhibition and know about Batik Art which has been added to the Representative List of UNESCO’s World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Ambassador Adam Tugio said because of the shared historical, religious and cultural linkages and remarkable similarities, the possibilities for deepening of Indonesia’s relationship with Pakistan were enormous and hence promotion of people-to-people contact encouraged the vital role that various stakeholders could play in contributing to the strength and vitality of the bilateral relationship.

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