TOKYO, Feb 20: President Asif Ali Zardari arrived here on Sunday night on a three-day official visit to Japan.

Mr Zardari is visiting Japan at the invitation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan to strengthen bilateral relations and open new avenues of cooperation.

This will be the president's second visit to Japan since assuming office.

During his stay in Japan, he will call on the emperor and hold talks with the prime minister.

The president is also scheduled to meet members of the Japanese cabinet, parliamentarians and leading businessmen.

The visit will provide an opportunity to brief the Japanese leadership on Pakistan's views on key international and regional issues and discuss ways for expanding political and economic ties.

Mr Zardari's meeting with the Japanese businessmen will help project Pakistan as a destination for investment.—APP

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