9th round of Pakistan-Japan security dialogue held in Tokyo

9th round of Pakistan-Japan security dialogue held in Tokyo

ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP): The 9th Round of Pakistan-Japan Security Dialogue was held in Tokyo on Friday wherein two sides discussed a wide range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.

Pakistan delegation was led by Additional Foreign Secretary (Asia-Pacific) Ameer Khurram Rathore while the Japanese side was headed by Director General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department Ryo Nakamura.

The cordial Pakistan-Japan ties and the potential for greater cooperation in the field of defence were underscored.

During the exchange of views on regional situation, the Additional Foreign Secretary briefed the Japanese delegation on Pakistan’s policy of peaceful neighbourhood including Afghanistan, India and the gross violations of human rights in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism and its substantial contribution towards global peace in this regard were discussed and appreciated.

The Security Dialogue between Pakistan and Japan is an important forum for exchange of views on a broad range of issues of mutual interest in the fields of security and defence. The next round will be held in Pakistan on mutually agreed dates.

By Ishtiaq Rao

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Sr. Reporter who reports on Prime Minister, President, Foreign Office, and special assignments. Backed by 20-year experience, he has written for local and foreign newspapers. Reach out at 03335293238/ [email protected]/ X: ishtiaqrao

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