ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has invited Japanese investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and assured facilitation to Japanese investors in all sectors.
Talking to the Japanese Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor Kentaro Sonoura who met him at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on Wednesday, Qureshi briefed him on CPEC, an economic undertaking between China and Pakistan.
During the meeting, both sides exchanged ideas on enhancing cooperation in political, defense, economic and commercial sectors.
They expressed firm resolve to further increase high level interaction between the two Countries.
FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi met #Japanaese NSA, Kentaro Sonoura today. The two sides resolved to further strengthen bilateral ties in all spheres. The NSA conveyed Japan’s recognition of sacrifices rendered by #Pakistan against terrorism.@MofaJapan_en pic.twitter.com/whS3VFmvUJ
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) December 5, 2018
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan regards Japan as a close friend and a key economic partner.
The foreign minister appreciated Japan’s acknowledgement of sacrifices and contributions made by Pakistan in the global fight against terrorism and Japan’s commitment to work closely with Pakistan in this regard.
Qureshi reiterated that the government was focusing on socio-economic uplift of the people of Pakistan and furthering regional peace and stability.
Kentaro Sonoura expressed his earnest desire to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Japan in the days to come. He said that Japan recognizes the efforts and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against the menace of terrorism.
The foreign minister welcomed the upcoming sixth round of Joint Government Business Dialogue scheduled to be held on December 10, 2018 in Tokyo and hoped for concrete outcome of the meeting.