TOKYO, Japan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister of Japan Taro Aso in Tokyo on Tuesday, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
While conveying the special message of greetings and well wishes for the people and government of Japan on behalf of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the foreign minister reiterated the invitation for the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to visit Pakistan.
During the meeting, both sides held in-depth discussions on the entire gamut of Pakistan-Japan bilateral relations and deliberated on the various possibilities of deepening existing ties in diverse areas.
While appreciating Japan’s role as premier development partner of Pakistan, Qureshi said that Pakistan was ready to welcome Japanese businesses in all the sectors of economy.
The foreign minister offered Japanese companies to benefit from the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to cater not only local market but also the markets of the wider region.
The Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso noted that there existed immense potential to further mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. He assured of his government’s continued support to contribute to enhance trade and investment possibilities for Pakistan.
Both sides exchanged views on the current developments in the region and reaffirmed their commitment to promote the goals of peace and prosperity of the region.