Indonesian CG performs IPYF’s virtual launch


KARACHI: The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi proudly launched the virtual platform “Indonesia Pakistan Youth Forum (IPYF)” in accordance to enhance the spirit of friendship and collaboration between youths of Indonesia and Pakistan, says a Press release.
IPYF highlights the important role of youth and youngsters in society, which becomes very relevant especially in today’s information age. It is the only platform that has provided opportunity to bring all youths together of Indonesia and Pakistan, and to discuss current issues and challenges related to the empowerment of young people in personal development, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The launching of IPYF 2021 had been commenced on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 and was officially opened and launched by the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi Dr. June Kuncoro Hadiningrat. Furthermore, the event also features Yusron B. Ambary, the Director of Public Diplomacy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as Dr. Ary Syahriar, Vice Rector for Students, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship University Al Azhar Indonesia.
During his opening remarks, Consul General of Indonesia in Karachi appreciated all participants of IPYF who were very keen and showed their interest to participate in youth forum and also, he has focused on increasing cooperation and to take initiatives for corporation between the people of Indonesia and Pakistan in various aspects, including trade, investment, tourism, education, as well as arts and culture. Furthermore, the Indonesian Consulate once again promotes the digital platform to become the pioneer for youth empowerment.
The event also features collaborators from both Indonesia and Pakistan namely Mr. Zeeshan Lohya, President Z Group of Companies, Shamoon Zaki, President, Pakistan Indonesia Business Forum, Huda Garib, CEO of E-Magazine, Ary Ogam, Alumni of Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship 2012, and Ainna Khairunisa, alumni of Outstanding Youth for The World 2019. Both of these were youth programs sponsored by the Directorate of Public Diplomacy Ministry of Foreign Affairs Indonesia.
This platform also encouraged active participants to enhance their spirits for other various communities to further enhancement and collaboration of the publics of both countries. it is hoped that in the future this platform will initiate other supporting activities, through establishing collaboration and cooperation with the media and other stakeholders from the two countries.