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Event Title: Pakistan and japan have agreed to further boost the parliamentary linkage to steer the agenda of economic and trade cooperation and paving the way for enhanced people to people contacts.

Event Date: 2019-05-02

Pakistan and japan have agreed to further boost the parliamentary linkage to steer the agenda of economic and trade cooperation and paving the way for enhanced people to people contacts.

This was deliberated in a meeting of the Ambassador of Japan with Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwala here at the Parliament House on Thursday.

Deputy Chairman Senate said that Pakistan and Japan need to take the bilateral business activities to a higher level.  He said that there should be frequent exchange of the parliamentary delegations and friendship groups in the Parliaments of both the countries may contribute proactively to this. The mutual visits of the delegations should be business and trade oriented and the parliamentarians should intact with companies interested in investment. Both the side may learn from each other experiences contributing towards mutual social development.

Senator Saleem Mandviwala observed that Pakistan is striving to achieve a good working environment for business investors and we are hopeful that Senate of Pakistan will do more than it was doing previously to make the environment more conducive and to attract more businessmen and companies from Japan. He said we are willing to facilitate the Japanese companies interested in investment and trade in Pakistan.

Japanese Ambassador said that Japan is considering making Pakistan an export center for trade with the other regional countries. He said that exchange of the parliamentary and business delegations would give a boost to the existing friendly relations. He said that Japan is keen to benefit from the investment opportunities in Pakistan.

Both sides agreed upon the need of enhancing bilateral ties and having more Parliamentary exchanges between Japan and Pakistan. Deputy Chairman Senate stressed on the need for exchanges between Committee of Parliaments of both countries.