Lion Air, the biggest private airline of Indonesia is planning to launch flight operations in Pakistan. This was revealed by the Indonesian ambassador to Pakistan Iwan S. Amri.
Amri addressed a webinar attended by renowned Pakistani journalists in which he said that presently the management of Lion Air is in talks with Aviation Ministry of Pakistan.
Lion Air will begin flight operations from three Pak cities in the upcoming months if the negotiations work out. Pak journalists and Indonesian ambassador discussed and exchanged opinions on the present relationship of the two countries and how it can be further strengthened.
Amri said that the novel coronavirus has led to economic downfall globally, with Pakistan and Indonesia being no exceptions. Work is being done to control the damage done by the pandemic, said Amri.
Pakistan and Indonesia are discussing ways to control the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and finding ways to boost bilateral economic activities.
Also, the Indonesia envoy had a virtual conference with Pakistan Business Council (PBC) members. PBC’s role was appreciated in providing Pak government with the vision for the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) and the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and other countries.
Many issues were highlighted by PBC members that are hindering the economic cooperation between the countries. It was emphasized that bilateral trade needs to be increased which proves mutually beneficial. The ambassador also accepted the importance of Pakistan and Indonesia to collaborate for a long-lasting trade relationship.