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IYDS participants observe election process in Indonesian Embassy


Islamabad, 14 February 2024 (TDI): The Chargé d’affaires of the Indonesian Embassy in Pakistan, hosted the International Young Diplomats School (IYDS) participants at the Embassy of Indonesia in Islamabad.

The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) launched the International Young Diplomats School (IYDS) as a ground-breaking program to highlight the value of diplomacy in the rapidly evolving, globally connected world.

Moreover, the participants had the unique opportunity to observe the election process at the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad.

A briefing session was held on the topic of the relationship between Pakistan and Indonesia. Pakistan and Indonesia have a strong political relationship.

The relations between Pakistan and Indonesia are based on common religions, traditions, and cultural values.

The Chargé d’affaires congratulated the organizers for hosting this important public diplomacy school and commended them for their tireless efforts to make this program possible.

The Acting Head of Mission also provided insights into the ongoing elections in Indonesia, shedding light on the democratic processes shaping the country’s future.

Furthermore, during the briefing session, the significance of Pancasila, the five principles guiding the Indonesian state, was underscored, illustrating the foundational values that unite the nation.

The five principles serve as the ideological foundation of the Indonesian state are belief in one God, humanity, unity, democracy, and social justice.

Moreover, it embodies the nation’s commitment to pluralism, tolerance, and equitable governance. They are not only fundamental to Indonesia’s identity but also resonate deeply with its diplomatic engagements, promoting peace, cooperation, and mutual understanding on the global stage.

Pakistan-Indonesia Ties

The diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Indonesia are characterized by a long-standing friendship and cooperation that spans various domains.

Both nations have consistently worked towards strengthening their ties, emphasizing shared cultural values and historical connections.

Economic collaboration is a key aspect of their relationship, with efforts to enhance trade and investment for mutual benefit.

Furthermore, both countries actively participate in regional and international forums to address common challenges, contributing to the promotion of peace and stability in the broader Southeast Asian and South Asian regions.

Cultural exchanges, educational partnerships, and people-to-people contacts have played a vital role in fostering understanding and goodwill between the citizens of Pakistan and Indonesia.

The commitment to enhancing bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including defense, trade, and counter-terrorism, reflects the depth of their strategic partnership.

International Young Diplomats School

The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) launched the International Young Diplomats School (IYDS) as a ground-breaking program to highlight the value of diplomacy in the rapidly evolving, globally connected world.

It is the 5th International Diplomats School, in which participants are given opportunities to interact with Ambassadors of different Embassies.

IPDS has organized the Fifth Edition of the IYDS from 13-16 February 2024 in Islamabad. The participants are young professionals with diverse backgrounds, students, and faculty members across Pakistan.

During the School, the participants will be meeting hosted by Ambassadors of different countries at their offices. You can see details about the program here, especially about our earlier cohorts. You can also see our profile here.

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IYDS is based on the model of the Public Diplomacy approach for offering an opportunity for Diplomatic Missions to meet diverse groups of professionals and young people from across Pakistan having various ethnic, religious, linguistic, and regional backgrounds.

Hence, offering the Diplomatic Missions to increase their outreach and interaction with the young people from across Pakistan.

On the other hand, IYDS offers young people to meet Ambassadors and Diplomats to learn more about countries and build stronger relationships while returning to their communities.

The group of 16-20 participants ages 18-40 having diverse academic and professional backgrounds from different regions of Pakistan joined to be part of the program.

The program includes visits to different diplomatic missions in Islamabad and information sessions with Ambassadors, Diplomats, and other Embassy staff.

Ambassadors and Diplomats will share insights about their missions, countries, and opportunities for education, development, and trade with the participants.

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