The News (13/02/2020) - FAISALABAD: Indonesian Ambassador Iwan Suyudhie Amri has said that his country and Pakistan are enjoying good bilateral trade ties.
He said this while inaugurating the Pak-Indonesia Food and Nutrition Festival organised at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad here on Wednesday. The event was organised by the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, UAF, in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy. The ambassador also chaired the international conference on palm oil at the NIFSAT.
Faculty of Food, Nutrition and Home Sciences, UAF, Dean Dr Masood Sadiq Butt and NIFSAT DG Dr Nuzhat Huma also spoke. The Indonesian ambassador said that Indonesia and Pakistan agriculture and academic bilateral ties would be further strengthened to get benefit from each other experiences. The ambassador said that the palm oil production was important to economy of Indonesia as the country was one of the biggest producers. He said that the agriculture was facing new challenges for which joint efforts were required to combat the issues.
He said that both countries had similarities in the culture and way of living. He stressed upon the need to enhance bilateral relations particularly in the fields of culture, education and people-to-people contacts.
He said that such festivals provide an opportunity to get closer to each other cultures and people-to-people contact. Dean Faculty of Food Nutrition and Home Science Dr Masood Sadiq Butt said that Indonesia and Pakistan good bilateral relations would help address the common challenges and to get benefit from each other experiences.
Dr Bisma Elahi from the University of Chester UK said that palm oil was a source of better health and stressed upon the people to include it as a part of their diet.
Rector of the University of Faisalabad Shaukat Pervez lauded the arrangements for holding the event. Dr Nuzhat Huma said that the UAF in collaboration with Indonesia particularly in food industry would pave the way for further prosperity. The stalls of Indonesian dishes were also set up at the festival.
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