Islamabad: Prime Minister met Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, who called on him at PM house. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Hiroshi Inomata Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan and Mr. Tariq Fatimi Special Assistant to PM.
Prime Minister while talking to the Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister said that Economic Development is the top priority of the present government.
“Economic stability and implementation of Pakistan’s development agenda is essential for our success which in turn is vital for regional peace and security”, PM added.
PM appreciated Japan’s assistance in a number of projects focusing on Pakistan’s socio-economic needs in various social, educational and health sectors.
Prime Minister said that Japan is a valuable friend and development partner and its investments would be most crucial especially in energy sector and infrastructure development.
PM said that we look forward to greater level of cooperation between the two countries, particularly, in the areas of trade, investment, development, security, energy, institution building and capacity building.
Japanese technological assistance in gasification of Thar coal which will be of immense benefit to overcome the energy deficiency in Pakistan, PM added.
PM expressed satisfaction over the fact that bilateral trade between the two countries is witnessing upward trajectory. However, there is vast potential on both sides which I believe must be utilized for mutual benefit, PM added.