Kuninori Matsuda, the Ambassador of Japan, called on the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin, here at the Finance Division.
SAPM on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Waqar Masood, was also present during the meeting.
While extending a warm welcome to the Ambassador of Japan, the Finance Minister stated that Pakistan and Japan enjoy friendly relations since 1952, which have been getting stronger with each passing day. The Finance Minister lauded the cooperation extended by the government of Japan to Pakistan in the fields of Education and Infrastructure development.
He said that Japan is one of the major development partners of Pakistan and he firmly believes that the cooperation will further strengthen in multiple fields for the mutual benefit of both countries.
The Ambassador congratulated the Finance Minister on assuming his responsibilities on behalf of the Finance Minister of Japan, Taro Aso.
The Finance Minister and the Ambassador discussed issues of mutual interest. The Finance Minister gave a brief overview of the economy to the Ambassador. The Ambassador of Japan said that Japan greatly values its bilateral relations with Pakistan. He briefed the Finance Minister about operations of the Japanese entities in Pakistan and expressed confidence that business and economic linkages would further strengthen between the two countries.