Japan has expressed willingness to assist Pakistan in agriculture and disaster management.

The offer came during ‘Eighth Round of Bilateral Political Consultations’ between the two countries in Islamabad on Tuesday.   

Pakistan delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry while the Japanese side was headed by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama.

The two sides reviewed the whole gamut of bilateral relations and discussed prospects of enhancing cooperation in diverse areas of bilateral interest.

Special focus was placed on enhancing investments in energy sector and infrastructure development in Pakistan. Both the delegations also exchanged views on regional and global issues of common interest.

Earlier, Japanese Deputy Minister met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and exchanged views on bilateral cooperation.

He also called on Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and  Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.

The next round of Bilateral Political Consultations will be held in Tokyo next year.

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