Indonesia-Pakistan alumni network strengthening cultural bridges

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Ambassador Tugio glad to see educational linkages between Indonesia and Pakistan expanding steadily

Zubair Qureshi

The Indonesia-Pakistan alumni network is contributing to strengthen cultural bridges between the two countries and there was a positive trajectory in the last few years since a large number of students from Pakistan are pursuing their higher education in Indonesia.

Ambassador of Indonesia Adam M Tugio noted this after launching a network for the alumni of Indonesian higher educational institutions in Rawalpindi.

Ambassador Tugio expressed his delight that more than 60 Pakistani students have been selected for the Indonesian Scholarship this year.

Citing the QS World University Rankings 2022 in which five Indonesian universities are listed among the top 500 in the world, he said he was convinced that the number would increase and more Pakistani students would be aware of the high-quality educational opportunities offered by universities in Indonesia.

Ambassador Tugio said Indonesia and Pakistan were blessed with rich cultural heritage and traditions carrying interesting and attractive similarities.

“Both countries cherish various traditions and share many similarities from nature to culture and from preserving (Islamic) tradition being two of the most populous Muslim countries of the world, embracing modernity,” he said encouraging the graduates of Indonesian educational institutions to serve as ‘cultural ambassadors of Indonesia’ because of their profound understanding of Indonesia.

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