Islamabad, 2 February 2022 (TDI): The Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin said that Japan is one of the major development partners of Pakistan, in a meeting with the Japanese Ambassador. The meeting held on Tuesday 1 February in the federal capital, Islamabad.


Shaukat Tarin had a detailed discussion with the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Wada Mitsuhiro. Several significant matters were discussed.

The Minister for Finance and Revenue underscored the friendly nature of relations that have existed between the two countries. He stated that they have remained cordial for over the years.

Mentioning the future he further added that the relationship will only deepen with every passing day.  It is pertinent to mention that the all-out support by the Government of Japan, was highly acknowledged by Shaukat Tarin.

To be more particular, he highlighted Japan’s assistance in infrastructural and institutional development.  Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro stated that Japan profoundly values its bilateral relations and ties with Pakistan.

Furthermore, Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro highlighted the ongoing operations and tasks being done by the Japanese organizations in Pakistan.

He added that he has full confidence when it comes to further increasing the strength of the businesses and economic linkages. The two also reviewed certain other matters. Yet another topic that was discussed in detail was investments.

Sectors in which further collaborations could be done were also explored. Ways to expand the economic cooperation were additionally discussed.

Lastly, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan congratulated Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on the achievement of reforms and certain objectives.

Wada Mitsuhiro’s earlier meetings 

On 20 January 2022, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan called on the Federal Minister of National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam.

Fakhar Imam underscored how the two countries can benefit from exchanging research in different fields. The exchange of value-added technologies will also give a boost to the development of both nations.