A Seminar on “Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) with the collaboration of Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) was held in the Embassy. A large number of Japanese companies / receiving organizations along with the delegates of JITCO and representatives from NUTECH, Pakistan were in attendance, says a press release received from Tokyo here today.
Speaking at the Seminar, Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad welcomed the audience and said that this event marks a very important step in the bilateral relationship between Japan and Pakistan as the two countries have been great friends with economic cooperation being the main driver of the relationship. He added that Pakistan values Japan as one of its main economic partner and the people of Pakistan hold Japanese people in high esteem. He also referred to the initiatives of Government of Pakistan regarding human resource development and Japan’s cooperation’s to this cause. The Ambassador underscored that the recent signing of MOC’s on TITP and specified skilled worker (SSW) is a milestone in brining the Pakistani work force to Japan. The Ambassador gave a presentation on the potential of Pakistan’s labor market and the status of its emerging economy. He further stressed that such arrangements would help to reduce the deficit of workforce in Japan and both countries would benefit. The Ambassador also appreciated the support of JICTO and hoped that the cooperation extended would continue in future to make the process a complete success. The Senior Vice President of JICTO Mr. Matsutomi also expressed the desire to make the process beneficial for both the countries and making it a significant step in strengthening the bilateral relation between the two countries.
Mr. Tahir Habib Cheema, Trade and Investment Counsellor, on behalf of NAVTTC and the representatives of NUTECH also gave detailed presentations. The Ambassador and the Senior Vice President of JITCO also replied to the queries / questions posed by the audience.