LAHORE: Indonesia’s Ambassador Mr Adam Mulawarman Tugio on Tuesday visited Punjab University and called on Punjab University Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar at Vice Chancellor’s office here on Tuesday. Deans of various faculties and Director Regional Integration Centre Dr Fauzia Hadi Ali were present on the occasion.
Talking to the delegation, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar said that PU was establishing linkages with eminent universities across the world.He stressed the need to enhance collaboration among the universities of both the countries. Addressing the meeting, Mr Tugio said that he had received a lot of love from the people of Pakistan. He said that PU was a beacon of knowledge and he had great inspirations from the great academic institution of the sub continent. He stressed the need to strengthen relations among ASEAN countries in order to improve the economic situation of the member states.
He said that through trade agreements, the exports and imports of the ASEAN countries could be enhanced manifold, which could ultimately result in improving the life standard of the people. He stressed the need to establish ASEAN Study Centre. He said that there were many similarities between the cultures of Pakistan and Indonesia. He said that Pakistan’s famous food items including Biryani and Chicken Karahi were also very popular in Indonesia and Indonesian loved to eat them.
Later, PU Pro VC Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar and Tugio exchanged souvenirs. The ambassador also visited PU College of Art and Design where College Principal Prof Dr Sumera Jawad welcomed. The delegates visited various parts of the college and art exhibitions.