Japanese Envoy meets Shafqat Mahmood, discusses bilateral cooperation on exchange programme

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda met the Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Thursday.


The two sides discussed bilateral cooperation on exchange programme of Pakistan’s highly skilled workers and technical interns to Japan through the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).

In this regard, memorandum of understanding (MoU) between two Countries has already been inked in April 2019.

The Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda commended the highly skilled workers and technical interns of Pakistan in terms of their expertise, hard work and commitment and said that Japanese government prefers them to work with Japanese government’s Technical Intern Training Program.

The ambassador also appreciated the efforts and supportive role of Pakistan’s community in Japan during the earthquake and Tsunami.

Shafqat Mahmood said that the policy of our government is to call the trainees back to Pakistan and giving them opportunity to serve for their own country once the training/education program is completed instead of permanently working in other Countries which was a common practice in the past.

The two sides expressed the desire to further deepen ties and strengthening their relations in the areas of skill development and education.

The meeting was also attended by the Federal Education Secretary Ms Farah Hamid Khan and the Chairman NAVTTC Syed Javed Hasan.

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