Chief of the Army staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Sonoura Kentaro – Special Adviser for Foreign Affairs to President of Japan – Shinzo Abe.
According to Inter Service Public Relation, during the meeting Pakistan and Japan vowed to enhance efforts for regional peace and matters of mutual interest including overall regional security situation were also discussed.
Both the dignitaries have reiterated their desire to enhance bilateral relations between Japan and Pakistan, including efforts for peace and security in the region, the military’s media wing added.
Earlier today, Special Adviser for Foreign Affairs to Japan’s President Shinzo Abe, Sonoura Kentaro met with Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood in Islamabad.
According to Foreign office, during the meeting wide-ranging discussions on Pakistan-Japan relations and ways to further strengthen Tokyo and Islamabad’s growing partnership in diverse fields were discussed.
Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received Mr. Sonoura Kentaro, Special Adviser for Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Foreign Office today.
Wide-ranging exchanges on Pakistan-Japan relations and ways to further strengthen growing partnership in diverse fields. pic.twitter.com/7Azgef2BY4
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) December 23, 2019
On December 21, Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Overseas Pakistanis announced that Japan will induct Pakistan’s skill manpower in its economic sectors.
According to the details, Pakistan Ministry of overseas Pakistani and Japan will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in Islamabad on Monday for importation of skilled Pakistani manpower in fourteen different sectors.
The announcement was made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari during an online interactive session with the expatriates in Islamabad.
Bukhari said the MoU will enable Pakistanis to work in construction, information technology, nursing, manufacturing, engineering and others sectors.
Meanwhile, Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda met Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari in Islamabad for a pre-discussion on the MoU to be signed on Monday.
Sources said, both dignitaries discussed a wide range of issues related to trade, tourism and Pakistani manpower.
The ambassador also said three to six months Japanese language proficiency course would be arranged in far flung areas of Pakistan so as to accommodate maximum number of Pakistanis to work in Japan.
Last week, due to the worsened situation of Delhi, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe canceled his planned visit to India.
It is pertinent to mention that unstoppable clashes in Indian capital, Delhi between police and hundreds of university students has erupted over enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India’s secular foundations.