ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (APP): Ambassador of Japan, H.E . Kuninori Matusda called on Federal Minister for Defence, Pervez Khattak here on Thursday at Ministry of Defense.
The Defence Minister appreciated Japan’s keen interest in promoting peace and stability initiatives. He highlighted the historical close ties between Pakistan and Japan.
While appreciating Japanese support for prosperity and development in Pakistan over the years, The Minister expressed the hope that Japan would help create economic activities in Pakistan through mutually beneficial participation in CPEC as well as considering investment in maritime and industrial manufacturing sectors.
The Defence Minister also appreciated the role of Japan in the promotion of peace and stability in Afghanistan and South Asian Region. He emphasized on regional and international issues, particularly after the incident of Pulwama and Indian Government annulment of Article 370. It resulted in escalation between both countries. He also stressed that South Asia’s peace is linked with peaceful resolution of Kashmir Dispute.
The Japanese Ambassador assured of his Government’s continued support to Pakistan and exploring new avenues of mutual collaboration.