‘We want to promote collaboration with Japan’

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‘We want to promote collaboration with Japan’

Investment & Other Fields of Mutual Interests for Socio-Economic Development need to be explored: Maryam Nawaz Sharif meets Japanese ambassador

Abid Raza/DNA

Lahore, 19 May 2024: “Punjab is emerging as a major consumer market. There are good investment opportunities for Japanese companies in Punjab,”said Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif in a meeting with Japanese Ambassador, Wada Mitsuhiro, in which all possible opportunities for strengthening trade, business and investment relations were discussed.  She added,”Skilled young manpower of Punjab can perform unprecedentedly in Japanese institutions.”

Exchange of cultural and educational delegations between Punjab and Japan were also discussed in the meeting. Madam Chief Minister said,”People-to-people interaction between Punjab and Japan is indispensable for the development of bilateral relations.” Moreover, the promotion of student-faculty programs between Punjab and Japan was also agreed in principle in the meeting.

Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro said,”Japan attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan.” He added,”We are determined to collaborate with Punjab government for the development of technology..”

H.E. Mr. Wada Mitsuhiro apprised Madam Chief Minister,”

Eleven Pakistani students are studying in Japan on MEXT scholarships for Masters/PhD degrees.” He added,”A number of Japanese projects are ongoing for public welfare in Pakistan.”