Japanese envoy assures full support to Pakistan

Japanese envoy assures full support to Pakistan

*ISLAMABAD – Japanese Envoy Kuninori Matsuda called on Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday.*

According to a statement issued by Foreign Office on Tuesday, the two sides discussed a wide range of issues and expressed satisfaction at the positive growth in relations between Pakistan and Japan.

The Japanese envoy briefed the *FM Qureshi* about his upcoming two-day visit to Japan on the invitation of Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono from 22nd of this month.

The statement said J*apan* is a key economic partner of Pakistan and has made important contributions in supporting Pakistan’s development efforts over the years.

It said the foreign minister’s visit to Japan will further enhance the already existing friendly relations between the two countries.

The visit would provide an opportunity to both the 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.

The Japanese ambassador assured his government’s full support to enhance bilateral relations with Pakistan.