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PM for enhanced cooperation with Japan in diverse fields

ISLAMABAD: Welcoming Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his delegation to Pakistan, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said that Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Japan and was keen to enhance cooperation in all areas.

He stressed on further strengthening cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, infrastructure development and human resources development.

The premier expressed satisfaction over the renewed Japanese investors’ interest in Pakistan, and said that there were enormous opportunities available in Pakistan in the wake of sustained economic turn around and improved security environment.

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He also welcomed Japanese Prime Minister’s statement on Tokyo’s readiness to work with other countries in developing infrastructure projects and in availing business opportunities across Asia.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reiterated Pakistan’s commitment for the promotion of peace and stability in the region.

He said that aggressive escalatory tactics being used by India would not help the prospects of peace and stability in South Asia.

“India is committing blatant human rights violations against the innocent Kashmiri civilians in the Indian Occupied Kashmir,” he underscored.

Abbasi said Pakistan has continued commitment to fight terrorism and extremism.

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On this occasion, Kono said that Japan will continue to work with Pakistan for further strengthening bilateral relations.

He said that Japan acknowledged the immense sacrifices made by Pakistan to root out terrorism and extremism from the region.

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