Japan’s FM meets with PM, discusses further augmenting bilateral ties

PAKISTAN

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan urges Japan to support Pakistan in education sector, science, technological cooperation and vocational training as human resource development is a priority of his Government.

He was talking to State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Kazuyuki Nakane in Islamabad today (Friday).

Prime Minister expressed the desire to work closely with Japan to expand bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly in trade, investment, economic and human development.

He recalled that Japan External Trade Organization in its 2018 report has recognized Pakistan as one of the top friendly destinations for Japanese investment. He conveyed Pakistan’s commitment to enhancing bilateral economic cooperation through facilitating Japanese businesses.

Prime Minister also acknowledged the role of economic assistance provided by Japan in social sector projects.

The Japanese Minister of State expressed his country’s strong desire to strengthen existing friendly relations between the two countries based on long history of economic and development cooperation.

Bilateral relations, regional and international issues of mutual interest were discussed also discussed during the meeting. Avenues of multi-faceted cooperation between the two sides were discussed, including cooperation in education and health sectors as well as skill enhancement of the youth. Both sides expressed firm resolve to increase interaction between the two countries.

Prime Minister also extended invitation to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Pakistan.