Pakistan and Japan to boost cooperation in various sectors

On Thursday, Pakistan and Japan agreed to boost cooperation as the Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, Kuninori Matsuda, called on the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and the Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, Kuninori Matsuda.  (Radio Pakistan)

According to a foreign ministry statement, all aspects of bilateral relations were discussed in the meeting.

These included political, economic, cultural, trade and investment, and regional connectivity, with special emphasis on religious tourism.

The exchange of views also covered the COVID-19 situation and regional developments, the statement added.

During the meeting, the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, appreciated the Japanese government’s support for infrastructural and institutional development in Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister highlighted his fruitful engagement and interactions with the Japanese leadership during his last visit to Japan.

Qureshi also expressed hope that the new Japanese Prime Minister, Suga Yoshihide, and the Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, would visit Pakistan once the COVID-19 situation improves.

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Pakistan and Japan will ibe jointly celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations in the year 2022. The Foreign Minister said that special events and conferences would be held to commemorate the milestone.


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Qureshi also emphasized the need to revisit the travel advisory for Pakistan for boosting bilateral trade and tourism.

On occasion, the Japanese Ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability in the region, including peace in Afghanistan.

He reiterated Japan’s commitment further to expand its ties with Pakistan in diverse sectors.

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