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Takashi Kurai

Japan’s ambassador assures Punjab of cooperation in irrigation, potable water

ISLAMABAD: Japan's Ambassador to Pakistan Takashi Kurai called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar here on Tuesday and discussed various matters of mutual interest including promotion of bilateral relations and expansion of cooperation in different sectors. Acceding to the details, Japanese ambassador assured to promote cooperation with the Punjab in irrigation, clean drinking water and technical and vocational education. He said that there is a need to transform Pakistan-Japan relations into strong economic…

Japanese envoy felicitates Imran Khan on election victory

ISLAMABAD: Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai on Friday called on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to congratulate him on his victory in the recent elections. The envoy discussed a range of issues including matters of bilateral interest with the PTI chairman. He said the Japan will extend full cooperation and coordination with the newly-elected federal government. The Japanese envoy expressed interest to invest in the education sector and improve educational institutes, which will help send over 24…

Pakistan wants to negotiate free trade agreement with Japan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that Pakistan looks forward to greater level of cooperation with Japan particularly in the areas of trade, investment, infrastructure and energy. The prime minister talking to Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai said that Pakistan regards Japan as a close friend and a reliable economic partner and both countries need to initiate negotiations on bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). “Japan may also consider a 3-4 year exception for Pakistani textiles under its…