Meeting of Chairman of Japan-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship League with Prime Minister of Pakistan

Islamabad, September 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): Mr. Seishiro ETO, Chairman of the Japan-Pakistan Parliamentary friendship League (JPPFL) called on Prime Minister today. Mr. ETO is heading a parliamentary delegation to Pakistan from 3rd to 5th September, 2018. He congratulated the Prime Minister on the continuity of the democratic process and on assumption of the office of the Prime Minister. Mr. ETO stated that Japan looked forward to further strengthen the bilateral relation which is based on mutual trust. Two high level visits within short span of a week reflects the Japanese government’s desire to reach out to the new government in Pakistan to reaffirm the importance that Japan attaches to this relationship.

The Prime Minister welcomed Mr. ETO and members of his delegation. The two sides acknowledged the significance of parliamentary exchanges, and the role of parliamentarians in improving relations between the two countries. The Prime Minister appreciated the positive momentum of bilateral relationship between the two countries. The Prime Minister also appreciated the impressive warmth, vigour and pioneering spirit of Japanese people. He acknowledged the importance of Japan as a development partner and the cordial relation between the two countries, which is free of any irritant.

He also looked forward to greater level of cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the area of trade, investment, infrastructure and human resource development. Both sides agreed that increased Parliamentary exchanges will 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. Mr. ETO, while stating that such interactions would consolidate bilateral friendship, expressed gratitude for the warmth and hospitality provided by the Government of Pakistan.

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