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Pakistan desirous of enhancing ties with Japan in Science & Technology: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz has said that Pakistan enjoys excellent relations with Japan and is desirous of diversifying this relationship in various fields especially Science and Technology.

Talking to the Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda who met him in Islamabad on Monday, the minister said that Japan is the pioneer in the field of Science and Technology and has made commendable contributions in this area.

Shibli Faraz added that Pakistan would like to benefit from its expertise especially towards the increase in exports of engineering goods.

The federal minister emphasized that Science and Technology provides the main foundation of any Country’s economy and there can be no better country than Japan for cooperation in this field.

The minister said that Pakistan has not been able to properly explore its maritime resources, thus would require cooperation in this area for the optimal utilization of these resources and the development of aquaculture in the Country.

The minister highlighted that Human resource development in Science and Technology is also an area where Pakistan can utilize the expertise of Japan.

The Japanese ambassador congratulated the federal minister on assuming the charge of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Ambassador Kunninori Matsuda conveyed that Japan is more than willing to cooperate and work towards diversifying the relationship in various fields.

The ambassador informed that Japan would be increasing its scholarship to the Pakistani students.

Moreover, he said that Japan is looking for Pakistani talent and youth especially in the field of Information Technology.

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