Pakistan FM to visit Japan on April 22-23

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will reach Tokyo on April 22 for a two-day official visit on the invitation of his Japanese Counterpart Taro Kono, a visit which will further enhance the already existing friendly relations between Pakistan and Japan, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.

The visit would provide an opportunity to both 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 (TITP), as well as issues of regional and global importance.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda met Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Tuesday, and discussed a wide range of issues and expressed satisfaction at the positive growth in relations between Pakistan and Japan.

The Japanese ambassador briefed the foreign minister about his upcoming visit to Japan.

The Japanese ambassador assured his government’s full support to enhance bilateral relations with Pakistan, and said that the Japanese side looks forward to receiving the foreign minister in Tokyo.

Japan is a key economic partner of Pakistan and has made important contributions in supporting Pakistan’s development efforts over the years,” said a press release issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad.

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