Pak Agreed With Japan, S.Korea To Further Strengthen Relations

Pak Agreed With Japan, S.Korea To Further Strengthen Relations

Islamabad (November 08, 2018): Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua held a meeting with her South Korean counterpart Ms Kang Kyung-Wha in Seoul and reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and identified opportunities and possibilities for further deepening the relations in all fields, especially in the spheres of trade, investment, education, culture and parliamentary exchanges.

The meeting took place before the 10th Round of Pakistan-Republic of Korea (RoK) Bilateral Policy Consultations

During the discussions the two sides agreed in principle for the need of high level visits from RoK to Pakistan to establish closer cooperation in various fields of economic reform and regional peace and security.

Pakistan side welcomed the designation of Pakistan as a “priority partner” for Korean Economic Development Cooperation.Enhancing cooperation in culture, education as well as in new fields such as forestry and climate change initiatives were also discussed.

Discussions were also held regarding regional security situations in south Asia and the Korean Peninsula. Pakistan highlighted the importance of resolution of Kashmir Dispute for peace in South Asia and the Korean side briefed on the positive developments for establishment of ‘peace regime’ on the Korean peninsula.

The 10th Round of Bilateral Policy Consultations provided a useful platform to review progress in various fields and to set trajectory for further cooperation between the two sides.

Earlier, Pakistan and Japan reaffirmed the commitment to further strengthen their bilateral relations taking the partnership to a new and higher level.The resolve came at the 11th Round of Pakistan-Japan Bilateral Political Consultations held in Tokyo on Thursday.

Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua led the Pakistani delegation while Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, led the Japanese side.

The Consultations provided a good opportunity to the two sides to explore new possibilities for further strengthening cooperation, especially in the spheres of trade and economy, investment, people-to-people interactions, human resource development and education.

The two sides discussed the evolving peace and security situation in their respective regions. The Foreign Secretary briefed on Pakistan’s efforts towards promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan. Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir were also highlighted.

The Japanese side appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism and acknowledged successes achieved in improving the security situation. This encouraged greater investments in Pakistan.

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