ISLAMABAD Mar 24 (APP):The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi said here Thursday Pakistan regarded Japan as an important friend and development partner as the two countries enjoyed an excellent cooperation in diverse fields. He highlighted the Prime Minister’s policy of peaceful neighborhood and non-interference in the region, and reiterated Pakistan’s desire to build a constructive and trust-based relationship with all its neighbours. He was talking to the Director General Southeast and South West Asian Affairs Department, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Kazuya Nashida and Deputy Special Representative of Japan for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Amb. Katsuhiko Takahashi who called on him here, said a statement of the foreign office spokesman.