ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has invited the Japanese businessmen to invest in Special Economic Zones created under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He was talking to the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan Kentaro Sonoura who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The Foreign Minister briefed the Japanese side on CPEC and assured that Japanese investors will be facilitated in all fields of interest.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan regards Japan as a close friend and a key economic partner. He said that government was focusing on socio-economic uplift of the people of Pakistan and furthering regional peace and stability.
The Japanese National Security Advisor expressed his earnest desire to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and his country in the days to come.
He said that Japan recognizes the efforts and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against the menace of terrorism.
Foreign Minister appreciated Japan 's acknowledgement of sacrifices and contributions made by Pakistan in the global fight against terrorism and Japan 's commitment to work closely with Pakistan in this regard.
Both sides expressed firm resolve to further increase high level interaction between the two countries. They exchanged ideas on enhancing cooperation in political, defense, economic and commercial sectors. Shah Mehmood Qureshi welcomed the upcoming sixth round of Joint Government Business Dialogue scheduled to be held on December 10, 2018, in Tokyo and hoped for concrete outcome of the meeting.