Japanese FM calls on PM Imran, expresses resolve to work together with Pakistan

August 31, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane on Friday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.

During the meeting, matters pertaining to bilateral relations, regional and international issues of mutual interest came under discussion.

The Japanese FM felicitated PM Imran Khan on assuming office.

Kazuyuki Nakane also expressed his country s strong desire to strengthen existing friendly relations between the two countries based on long history of economic and development cooperation.

Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister urged Japan to support Pakistan in education sector, science, technological cooperation and vocational training as human resource development is a priority of his government.

He also expressed the desire to work closely with Tokyo to expand bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly in trade, investment, economic and human development.

Imran Khan recalled that Japan External Trade Organization in its 2018 report had 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.

The prime minister also acknowledged the role of economic assistance provided by Japan in social sector projects.

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