ASEAN can connect with CPEC, BRI: Indonesian Minister Counsellor
SIALKOT, Nov 18 (Gwadar Pro) - Indonesia’s Minister Counsellor Boy Dharmawan has said that ASEAN can connect with global networks like China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
During a visit to the University of Sialkot, he appreciated the idea of the formation of the Association of Maritime Allies Nations (AMAN) to connect ASEAN with giant projects like CPEC and BRI.
Dharmawan discussed academic and industrial cooperation as well as the establishment of the ASEAN Study Center at the university, said an official statement on Wednesday.
Boy Dharmawan, during the interaction with the staff, faculty and students, gave a presentation about Pakistan-Indonesia bilateral relations.
He stressed cooperation between the Sialkot University and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to strengthen mutual ties.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Saeedul Hassan Chishti welcomed the minister counsellor and his delegation and held a meeting with them, along with University Registrar Muhammad Yaqoob.
The Vice-Chancellor praised the efforts of Ambassador of Indonesia Adam Mulawarman Tugio and Minister Counsellor Boy Dharmawan for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education, culture, business and promoting a soft image between the people of both countries.
University Registrar Muhammad Yaqoob stressed enhancing academic cooperation among the Pakistani and Indonesian universities and proposed a faculty exchange programme, joint degree programmes, and exchange of students.
Quality Enhancement Cell Deputy Director and head of African Studies Centre Hamza Jan presented the idea of the formation of the AMAN to connect ASEAN with CPEC and BRI.