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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Japan-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship League Seishiro Eto called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday.

Mr Eto was heading a parliamentary delegation to Pakistan. He congratulated the prime minister on the continuity of the democratic process and on assumption of the office of PM.

He said Japan looked forward to further strengthening the bilateral relation which is based on mutual trust. Two high-level visits within a short span of a week reflects the Japanese government’s desire to reach out to the new government in Pakistan to reaffirm the importance that Japan attaches to this relationship.

Prime Minister Khan welcomed Mr Eto and members of his delegation. The two sides acknowledged the significance of parliamentary exchanges and the role of parliamentarians in improving relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile during a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Mr Eto said his country considered Pakistan one of its friends and economic partner. The dignitary congratulated Mr Qaiser on his election as speaker.

Mr Eto said Japan would continue to partner with Pakistan in uplifting its education, IT and energy sectors.

Published in Dawn, September 6th, 2018