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FM Qureshi to embark on two-day Japan visit on 22nd


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will start his two-day long visit to Japan from April 22 for reinvigorating bilateral ties between the friendly countries.

The Foreign Office (FO) confirmed the schedule of the trip in a statement issued after Japanese envoy Kuninori Matsuda called on Foreign Minister Qureshi on Tuesday

“The Japanese Ambassador briefed the Foreign Minister about his upcoming visit to Japan on the invitation of H. E. Mr. Taro Kono, Foreign Minister of Japan, from 22-23 April 2019,” the FO said.

Mr Qureshi was scheduled to visit Tokyo from Feb 24 to 27, but it was postponed owing to escalation in tensions with India.

The FO statement read, Pakistan has a traditional friendly relationship with Japan. The minister’s visit to Japan is expected to further deepen the friendly relations between the two countries.

“It would provide an opportunity to both sides to discuss prospects of cooperation in all the areas of mutual benefit, including political, economic, education and training of Pakistani workers under the Memorandum of Cooperation on Technical Intern Training Programme, as well as issues of regional and global importance,” it added.

During the meeting yesterday with Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda, Qureshi said Japan has been supporting Pakistan in its progress and development in various fields, and Pakistan gives high value to this bilateral relations.



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