Islamabad, 6 October 2021 (TDI): Ambassador of Japan, Kuninori Matsuda, met Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, for his farewell call. The meeting took place on 4 October at the Foreign Office, Islamabad. The meeting marked the discussion of bilateral relations, regional and global issues.
Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated the Japanese Ambassador’s contribution in strengthening the relations between Japan and Pakistan. He said that Japan is a crucial development partner of Pakistan. The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction on enhanced cooperation between the two countries in various sectors including trade, commerce, education, and culture. He said exports to Japan have increased despite the damaging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. He welcomed Toyota’s investment of USD 100 million for the production of hybrid vehicles in the country. Furthermore, in a tweet, the Foreign Minister announced that Japan International Cooperation Agency will upgrade the sewerage system of Multan. The Foreign Minister also expressed his resolve to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels.
The diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Japan were established in 1952. Mr. Kuninori Matsuda joined the office of the Japanese embassy in Pakistan in 2019. He played a critical role in enhancing the political, economic, social, and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Qureshi bid farewell to the Japanese Ambassador and wished success for his future assignments.