Islamabad: : Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Takashi KURAI, called on the Minister of State for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan here Thursday morning.
KURAI congratulated the Minister on assuming his
responsibilities. He praised the efforts made by Pakistan to eradicate extremism and strengthening of economy. He said that the Japanese Government has plans to support the Government of Pakistan in export
promotion, improvement of security through the provision of security
equipment at the airports and diversification of automobile industry.
The Minister said that Pakistan highly values its relationship
with Japan. He hoped that the economic cooperation between the two
countries would be brought to a much higher level with the passage of time.
He specially invited attention of the Ambassador to assist Pakistan in
promoting its textile in Japan through Preferential Trade Agreements.
The Minister informed the Ambassador that Pakistan offers
numerous opportunities for the potential investors from Japan and they can
invest in tourism, processing and packaging of sea food, halal food and its
export. Japan can invest in these sectors and bring in her technology and
sanitary and phytosanitary standards with the investment.
The Ambassador asked the Minister to participate in the EXPO
2025 to be held in Kazakhstan. He suggested that the Joint Government
Business Dialogue process between the two countries should be revived for
the benefit of both the countries. The Minister assured the Ambassador of
all possible support from his side.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Finance and
Economic Affairs Divisions.