A Launching Ceremony of the Commemorative Stamp on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Japan was held in the Embassy’s event hall on Wednesday.
A large number of people including Japanese government officials, academia, think-tanks, media and business personalities, members of diplomatic corps and Pakistani community participated in the event.
The ceremony started with recitation from the Holy Quran followed by the National Anthems of Japan and Pakistan.
On the occasion, DG Pakistan Post Mr. Akhtar Hassan briefed the participants regarding history of Pakistan Post.
Mr. Hasebe Jun, Director Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Division, MoFA Japan in his remarks highlighted the strength of Pakistan – Japan relations.
Ms. Ismat Hassan Sial, Charge d’ Affaires a.i., in her remarks welcomed and thanked the guests for participation on the occasion.
She highlighted the close, historical, political, trade and business relations between the two countries. Documentaries on Pakistan – Japan relations and tourism potential of Pakistan were displayed at the event.
The Embassy also arranged a stamp Exhibition. The guests later enjoyed sumptuous Pakistani food.
The event helped showcase multiple strands of linkages between Pakistani and Japanese societies and was well appreciated by the participants.