On Wednesday, the Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar met Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Matsuda Connori.
During the meeting, the two dignitaries discussed bilateral relations, especially the new prospects for economic cooperation in the aftermath of the coronavirus
The Ambassador expressed his desire to further enhance cooperation between Japan and Pakistan and help ensure the achievement of common goals.
The Japanese Ambassador said the federation had adopted a systematic approach to large-scale control of epidemics such as corona, which was commendable.
He added that Japanese citizens are now returning to Pakistan to take up various assignments after the corona break. Some Japanese investors are interested in relocating their industry to Pakistan.
Ambassador of Japan Mr. Matsuda Kuninori called on Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives @Asad_Umar. Both dignitaries discussed matters related to bilateral relations and new possibilities of economic cooperation in post COVID-19 situation. pic.twitter.com/Wzavf42Nsp
— M/o Planning Development & Special Initiatives (@PlanComPakistan) September 2, 2020
Federal Minister Asad Umar appreciated the efforts of the Japanese Ambassador to enhance economic cooperation and said that the government initially focused on microeconomic stability, which was achieved. The government’s first priority is to move the country on the path of development.
“Economic indicators are positive and we want to boost development spending as well as benefit private sector investment,” he said.
He said that Pakistani and Japanese investors should explore possibilities for partnerships in sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, and textiles.