February 21, 2020: Pakistan and Japan have agreed to enhance mutual collaboration in myriad fields including infrastructure development, higher education, and cultural and academic exchanges.
The understanding came during a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President of Japan International Cooperation Agency Shinichi Kitaoka in Islamabad on Friday.
The Prime Minister appreciated Japan's role as an important development partner, with its work in line with the government's priorities.
He highlighted new opportunities and incentives available in Pakistan for Japanese investors as well as the government's success in stabilizing the economy and creating an enabling environment for business.
Imran Khan underscored the existing goodwill and historic relations between Pakistan and Japan and said he was looking forward to welcoming Prime Minister Abe in Pakistan at the earliest opportunity.
Shinichi Kitaoka briefed the Prime Minister on JICA's economic and technical assistance to Pakistan. He highlighted JICA's particular focus on health and education sectors.