PR No. 15 Islamabad

Ambassador designate of Pakistan to Japan, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, called on Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, at the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday.
The Finance Minister said that Japan is a long-standing, reliable partner of Pakistan. Finance Minister recalled his meetings with senior Japanese political leadership and heads of different Japanese institutions, including Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), on the side-lines of Asian Development Bank’s Annual Meeting in Yokohama in May 2017. He urged the Ambassador designate to build on the discussions held by the Finance Minister during the aforementioned meetings, and to make a dedicated effort to enhance
economic cooperation with Japan.
The Finance Minister said that Pakistan has become an attractive destination for international investors, including for relocation of industries, as a result of the economic reforms implemented by the present government. He urged the Ambassador designate to promote foreign direct investment from Japan into Pakistan, so that Japanese investors may also benefit from the investment and business opportunities available inPakistan. He also encouraged the Ambassador to explore opportunities for stronger cooperation between the financial markets of the two countries.
Dr. Asad Majeed appreciated the guidance of the Finance Minister, and said that he would undertake all necessary efforts to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Japan. The Finance Minister wished Dr. Asad Majeed all the success in his future tenure as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Japan.