Pakistan to enhance economic relations with Japan: Dar

ISLAMABAD, Feb 02 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday reiterated his government’s resolve to enhance and strengthen bilateral economic and trade relations with Japan.

The minister was talking to Ambassador of Japan, Wada Mitsuhiro, who called on him here, according to press statement issued by the finance ministry.

He said Japan was one of the major development partners of Pakistan adding that he firmly believed that the cooperation would further strengthen in multiple fields for mutual benefit.

He said, both the countries were enjoying sound friendly relations which have been getting stronger with each passing day. He gave a brief overview of the economic challenges and apprised the ambassador of economic policies and reforms of the government to set things in right path.

On the occasion, the ambassador said Japan greatly values its bilateral relations with Pakistan. He briefed the minister about operations of Japanese entities in Pakistan and shared his commitment to work for enhancing business and investment relations.

He expressed confidence on the economic policies of the current government and said that business and economic linkages would further strengthen between the two countries.

The proposed visit of the Finance Minister to Japan in the month of February was also discussed in the meeting.