ISPR: Japan lauds Pakistan’s role for peace and stability in region

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Apr, 2021. 02:56 pm

Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi, according to a statement issued by media wing of military Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to ISPR, during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and measures to enhance bilateral cooperation were discussed.

COAS appreciated Japan’s contributions for the peace and stability in the region. The visiting dignitary praised Pakistan’s role for stability in the region.  Ambassador of Japan also appreciated efforts of Pakistan in the Afghan peace process.

Back in August 2020, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Defense Minister of Japan, Taro Kono in a video conference discussed “matters of mutual interest, military to military ties, defence and security cooperation”

Both officials during the conference agreed to enhance their defence and security cooperation.The two countries decided to vigorously promote defence cooperation and exchanges while maintaining communication between the defense officials.

It is worth mentioning here that in 2019, Pakistan and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defense cooperation and exchanges after the 10th round of military-to-military talks at the Ministry of Defense to diversify and strengthen ties.

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