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Pakistan, Japan agree to further strengthen economic ties

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong desire to further broaden bilateral cooperation with Japan in the economic, trade and investment sectors.

He said this while talking to Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda in Islamabad on Monday.

The prime minister congratulated the ambassador on the successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan and conveyed best wishes for future assignments.

In the regional context, the prime minister underscored Pakistan’s vital interest in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

He stressed that the international community must remain positively engaged with the new Afghan Administration, provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, and take steps to prevent economic collapse including through release of Afghanistan’s frozen assets.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also underlined the importance of national reconciliation and an inclusive political structure.

The Japanese ambassador thanked the Prime Minister for his strong leadership in further solidifying Pakistan’s relations with Japan and in support of peace and stability in the region and beyond. He also thanked the prime minister for addressing a letter to the new Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida and recalled

He also highlighted the MoU signed between the two sides on export of manpower from Pakistan to Japan under the Technical Intern Training Programme and Specified Skilled Workers Programme.

The year 2022 will mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Japan. The two sides envisage the celebration of this milestone in a befitting manner.

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