Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said that he looked forward to greater level of cooperation between Pakistan and Japan, particularly in the area of trade, investment, infrastructure and human resource development.
He was talking to Chairman of the Japan-Pakistan Parliamentary friendship League (JPPFL) Seishiro Eto who called on him. Eto is heading a parliamentary delegation to Pakistan, a PM office media wing press release said.
The prime minister appreciated the positive momentum of bilateral relationship between the two countries and acknowledged the importance of Japan as a development partner and the cordial relation between the two countries, which was free of any irritant.
The prime minister welcomed Eto and members of his delegation and appreciated the impressive warmth, vigour and pioneering spirit of the Japanese people.
The chairman JPPFL congratulated the prime minister on the continuity of the democratic process and assumption of his office.
Eto said Japan looked forward to further strengthen the bilateral relations which were based on mutual trust. Two high level visits within short span of a week reflected the Japanese government’s desire to reach out to the new government in Pakistan to reaffirm the importance that Japan attached to this relationship.
The two sides acknowledged the significance of parliamentary exchanges, and the role of parliamentarians in improving relations between the two countries.
They also agreed that increased parliamentary exchanges would provide robust foundation for further strengthening the bilateral relations.
Both sides appreciated the historically friendly bilateral relations and praised mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Eto, while saying that such interactions would consolidate bilateral friendship, expressed gratitude for the warmth and hospitality provided by the Government of Pakistan.