Prime Minister for enhanced cooperation with Japan

Islamabad, July 26, 2012 (PPI-OT): Japanese Ambassador Mr. Hiroshi Oe called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at PM’s House today and said that diplomatic relations between the two countries during last 60 years had been on an upward trajectory for the mutual benefit of our two peoples.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction over the bilateral relations and trade and investment that maintained an upward trend, adding that Pakistan regarded Japan as an important friend and development partner.

The Prime Minister underscored the importance of realizing the full potential of trade and investment between the two countries. Our two countries have great scope to enhance cooperation in the fields of defence and security and economic cooperation, adding Japan is an important player for peace, progress and stability in the region, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister highly appreciated the Japanese government’s assistance for polio eradication in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister lauded the generous assistance of Japan during the earthquake and floods in the country.

The Japanese Ambassador said that he was happy to know that relations between USA and Pakistan were improving.

The Ambassador said that his country would like to see Pakistan a Polio free country at the earliest.

The Prime Minister told the Ambassador that the government was making all-out efforts to eradicate polio from the country. He said that we would not rest unless we achieved the goal of a polio-free Pakistan.

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