Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the Government seeks greater level of cooperation with Japan particularly in areas of trade‚ investment‚ development‚ energy and capacity building.

He was talking to Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan appreciates Japan’s interest in Karachi Circular Railway project and Underground Metro Systems in Karachi and Lahore.

Views were also exchanged on educational exchange of students and energy projects in Pakistan.

Mian Nawaz Sharif said his government has initiated investor friendly policies for foreign investors and encourages Japanese investors to come forward and invest in Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan looks forward to the visit of Japanese Prime Minister‚ which will complement efforts on both sides to further diversify and expand bilateral relations.

Japanese Ambassador re-iterated the commitment of his country to further strengthening bilateral ties.

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