Pakistan, Japan agree to bolster ties during FM Bilawal’s maiden visit

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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari (left) with Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi in Tokyo, on July 3, 2023. — Twitter/@ForeignOfficePk
Overseas Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari (left) with Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi in Tokyo, on July 3, 2023. — Twitter/@ForeignOfficePk

Pakistan and Japan Monday agreed to deepen additional and improve their mutually useful bilateral cooperation in a number of areas — together with commerce, funding, human useful resource improvement and alternate, IT, tourism and agriculture sectors.

“We have now additionally collectively agreed to discover the potential for working collectively on focused packages with increased affect within the domains of solarisation, desalination, and water purification and housing and infrastructure rebuilding within the floods affected areas in Pakistan,” Overseas Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari stated in a joint press stakeout alongside along with his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi in Tokyo.

This was the primary time the international minister visited Japan after he assumed workplace final 12 months.

Earlier, the 2 ministers had held a gathering in a cordial surroundings. Each ministers appreciated the free bilateral relations whereas expressing readiness to have interaction additional.

As well as, the 2 sides have agreed to conduct language talent evaluation checks for the Japanese language in Pakistan to facilitate the motion of the expert workforce.

FM Bilawal stated the 2 sides additionally recognized the export of younger Pakistani expert human assets to Japan and their language coaching to be a chief space of cooperation.

“We additionally deliberated on investments and joint ventures by Japanese enterprises in Pakistan,” the international minister stated.

Throughout his go to, he stated he would additionally work together with the non-public sector, native media, in addition to suppose tanks to “additional broaden our engagement.”

“I imagine that either side want to remain engaged in any respect ranges to additional constructive dialogue and proceed exploring extra avenues of cooperation.”

The international minister additionally invited his Japanese counterpart to go to Pakistan at his comfort for additional discussions.

He stated Pakistan and Japan had been longstanding mates and shared a particular bond based mostly on deep-rooted linkages that go far in historical past and time.

“The folks of Pakistan carry a deep sentiment of heat and affection for Japan and the Japanese folks. We have now at all times stood with one another in instances of want,” he stated.

FM Bilawal stated final 12 months, either side had seen new power and vigour within the relationship by way of continued high-level exchanges.

“I additionally had the honour to fulfill Minister Hayashi at Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 4 August 2022 on the sidelines of the twenty ninth Ministerial Assembly of ASEAN Regional Discussion board (ARF). Right this moment we continued our discussions from that assembly,” he added.