APP38-17 RAWALPINDI: September 17 - H.E. Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan called on Defence Minister Pervez Khattak at Ministry of Defence. APP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 17 (APP):Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai Monday assured of his government’s continued support to Pakistan for exploring new avenues of mutual collaboration.
He called on Federal Minister for Defence, Pervez Khattak, at Ministry of Defence and felicitated him for assuming the office of the defence minister. The defence minister highlighted the historical close ties between Pakistan and Japan.
He appreciated Japanese support for prosperity and development in Pakistan over the years. He expressed hope that Japan would help create economic activities in Pakistan through mutually beneficial participation in CPEC as well as considering investment in maritime and industrial manufacturing sectors.
The defence minister also appreciated the role of Japan in the promotion of peace and stability in Afghanistan and South Asian Region.
He highlighted Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate terrorism especially the success of Operations Zarb-e-Azab, Radd-ul-Fasad and Khyber-IV.
The minister also commended the efforts of Japanese Government for regular holding of Pakistan-Japan Politico-Military and Military to Military Dialogues, adding that such interactions are a concrete expression of the desire of both the countries to enhance mutual defence collaboration.
He mentioned the potential to cooperate in the defence field and need to strengthen the existing level of defence collaboration.