Pakistan’s minister of state for finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan invited Japan to assist Pakistan to promote its textile through Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) during a meeting with ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai. Rana said Pakistan highly values its relationship with Japan. He hoped the economic cooperation between the two countries would be brought to a much higher level with the passage of time. The minister said Pakistan offers numerous opportunities to potential investors from Japan and they can invest in tourism, processing and packaging of sea food, halal food and its export.
Kurai praised the efforts made by Pakistan to eradicate extremism and strengthening of economy. He said the Japanese government has planned to support Pakistan in export promotion, improvement of security through the provision of security equipment at the airports and diversification of automobile industry. The ambassador asked the minister to participate in the EXPO 2025 to be held in Kazakhstan.
He suggested that the Joint Government Business Dialogue process between the two countries should be revived for the benefit of both the countries. The minister assured the ambassador of all possible support from his side.