WIF, Indonesian embassy explore bilateral collaborations

| Updated: 24 June, 2024 7:48 pm IST
In a significant move to bolster India-Indonesia relations, a delegation from the World Intellectual Foundation (WIF) met with officials at the Indonesian Embassy in India today.
In a significant move to bolster India-Indonesia relations, a delegation from the World Intellectual Foundation (WIF) met with officials at the Indonesian Embassy in India today.

NEW DELHI: In a significant move to bolster India-Indonesia relations, a delegation from the World Intellectual Foundation (WIF) met with officials at the Indonesian Embassy in India today.

The discussions focused on potential collaborations in culture, education, and tourism, reflecting the shared heritage and common interests of both nations.

The WIF delegation included Director Basant Gupta, Project Head Hemangi Sinha, Senior Project Associate Pravin Kumar Singh, and Senior Project Associate Kunal Singh.

They engaged in productive discussions with the Indonesian Embassy delegation, comprising Minister Counsellor Dadang Hidayat, First Secretary for Political Affairs Musoni, First Secretary for Political Affairs Haidi Nur Hashfi, and Third Secretary for Political Affairs Yoga Mahardika.

The meeting aimed to deepen the understanding of the bilateral relationship between India and Indonesia, highlighting areas where both countries can cooperate. Discussions delved into the historical context of cultural exchanges, diplomatic relations, independence movements, and trade.

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“We are in the 75th year of India-Indonesia diplomatic relations, so we could collaborate on those aspects, celebrating the bilateral ties,” stated Dadang Hidayat. His sentiment underscored the importance of commemorating this milestone with joint initiatives.

Both parties expressed enthusiasm for future projects, including joint conferences, research initiatives, policy projects, and cultural exchanges. The meeting concluded on a positive note, with a shared commitment to exploring these opportunities further.

“As a proud citizen of India’s robust democracy, I’m excited to collaborate with the Embassy of Indonesia on cultural and educational cooperation, building on our shared rich heritage and the success of the India-Indonesia Cultural Exchange Programme,” said Hemangi Sinha. She highlighted the programme’s success, which attracted over 400,000 Indian tourists to Indonesia in 2023.

The discussions also covered potential areas of cooperation that resonate with both nations’ cultural and historical ties. The emphasis was on leveraging these commonalities to foster deeper bilateral relations and mutual understanding.

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WIF looks forward to continued cooperation with the Indonesian Embassy, aiming to strengthen the enduring partnership between India and Indonesia. The delegation’s visit marks a promising step towards collaborative efforts that will benefit both countries.

The World Intellectual Foundation (WIF) was conceived in 2021 by Sudhanshu Mittal. It is a global non-profit and non-partisan think tank dedicated to fostering intellectual and cultural exchanges worldwide. WIF’s mission is to promote global cooperation through dialogue and shared initiatives in various fields, including culture, education, and policy.

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