Ambassador Adam Tugio of Indonesia participated in the inaugural session of the Policy Dialogue Forum of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, commended the initiative by the university to establish PDF as an intellectual platform for engaging youth millennials and women to give positive contributions to the socio-economic development of Pakistan.
The envoy highlighted a state of bilateral cooperation and its potential to elevate it further and through Pakistan’s engagement with ASEAN. “As the two biggest Muslim population countries, Indonesia and Pakistan shared a lot in common from customs to traditions and from costumes to cuisines”, added Ambassador Tugio.
In his welcome address, Vice Chancellor Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman said that the advancement in technology and science has offered new horizons for growth in almost all fields and professions, therefore, it is the duty of researchers and academia to investigate the ways for finding solutions to such unanticipated and unforeseen problems. He said the future of any nation depends upon enabling the youth and women to achieve their aspirations and dreams, therefore, the Policy Dialogue forum will focus on the issues faced by our youth and women. This forum with the help of experts and experienced people from academia and field will hold regular sessions and would formulate policy guidelines to guide and empower the youth of our country, he said.