ISLAMABAD - The Indonesian Cultural Week was launched at an impressive ceremony held at the Indonesian Embassy on Friday aiming at further expanding and promoting the glorious social-cultural bonds between Indonesia and Pakistan. The wife of the Indonesian Ambassador Mrs Butar Latuconsina, which received high attendance from the enthusiastic ladies representing different walks of life who enjoyed the Indonesian traditional dances and a fabulous Batik Fashion Show, which featured the programme, hosted a reception. The cultural weak has been started aiming at further expanding and promoting the glorious social-cultural bonds between Indonesia and Pakistan, the Cultural Week is a joint collaboration of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and Pakistan National Council of the Arts. Mrs Tarranum Bashir, wife of the Secretary Foreign Affairs, was the chief guest who was given a warm welcome in a typical Indonesian traditional way as the dancers led the distinguished guest to her seat while performing the Tari Piring Dance. The chief guest on the occasion applauded the performances by the Indonesian Troupe for depicting the rich and diverse culture of the country. The visiting troupe that has been invited by the Indonesian Embassy comprised of musicians, dancers, batik artists and fashions designer and will perform during the Cultural Week. In her remarks wife of the Indonesian Ambassador Mrs Butar Latuconsina underlined that that visit of the artists from Indonesia symbolises very warm and cordial relations between the two countries. For the Cultural Week, the Embassy has also collaborated with the Fatima Jinnah Women University, Iqra University and Roots School System to hold the event and the students will participate in number of activities during the event to represent their respective institutions. The Cultural Week will be held from 16-17 April 2011 at PNCA in Islamabad and also at Alhamra Arts Council and PIFD in Lahore from 20-21 April 2011.