Ambassador of Japan calls on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Islamabad, June 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Ambassador of Japan H. E. Horishi Oe, called on Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in his office. The Finance Minister on the occasion said that Pak-Japan friendship is deep rooted and based on mutual respect and co-operation. Both the countries are of the firm view that this friendship will get further strengthened with every passing day.

Japan has always extended cordial support to Pakistan and is a development partner in its progress. Japan is sponsoring several development projects in Pakistan including Karachi Circular Railway Project and people of Pakistan value this assistance.

The Finance Minister further said that the present democratic regime under the leadership of Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Shairf has declared revival of economy as its top priority. The Budget 2013-14 is an important milestone in this direction. Budget 2013-14 has sent the message around the world that this government is quite serious about revival of economy. Business and investment oriented polices are being devised to attract investment from across the globe.

Ambassador Horishi Oe, on the occasion said that Japan is happy to see business and investment friendly government in Pakistan. The policies of the present democratic government are sure to attract more investment in Pakistan and Japan would like to be a major investor. The Ambassador further said that he is happy to see changing Pakistan with his own eyes.

The Ambassador thanked the Finance Minister for his cordiality.

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