Re­gional co­op­er­a­tion im­per­a­tive for devel­op­ment, progress among Asian coun­tries: Ab­basi

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 04:30 01:30 05:30 08:45 Lit­er­ary ref­er­ence STAFF RE­PORTER

Pak­istan Academy of Let­ters (PAL) is or­ga­niz­ing a lit­er­ary ref­er­ence in the mem­ory of renowned writer Agha Khalid Saleem on Tues­day (May 17) at 04.00 pm in PAL con­fer­ence Hall. Marvi Me­mom, Chair­per­son, Be­nazir In­come Sup­port Pro­gramme will pre­side over the ref­er­ence, said a news re­lease is­sued here on Sun­day. Em­i­nent intellectuals from Islamabad/Rawalpindi will pay trib­ute to Agha Khalid Saleem and shed light on his ser­vice for lit­er­a­ture. ISLAMABAD—The Deputy Speaker Na­tional As­sem­bly Mur­taza Javed Ab­basi has said that Pak­istan and Ja­pan en­joyed cor­dial re­la­tions with each other and both the coun­tries have de­sired to in­crease the co­op­er­a­tion in eco­nomic and so­cial sec­tors. He ex­pressed these views while talk­ing to Am­bas­sador of Ja­pan and Chief Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Ja­pan In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency (JISCA) who called on him sep­a­rately at the Par­lia­ment House to­day.

While talk­ing to Ja­panese Am­bas­sador Mr. Takashi Ku­rai, Deputy Speaker said that Pak­istan val­ued high its re­la­tions with Ja­pan and de­sired to fur­ther strength­en­ing its re­la­tions with Ja­pan through en­hanced eco­nomic and par­lia­men­tary co­op­er­a­tion. He said that re­gional co­op­er­a­tion was im­per­a­tive for devel­op­ment and progress among the Asian coun­tries. He was of the view that Pak­istan and Ja­pan could ini­ti­ate joint ven­tures in di­ver­si­fied sec­tors in­clud­ing In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (IT), trade, in­dus­try and in­fra­struc­ture. He stressed need to en­hance vol­ume of trade be­tween two coun­tries. He said that there was a huge scope for en­hanc­ing trade and co­op­er­a­tion in di­verse fields be­tween the two coun­tries. He also stressed the need for ex­changes of Par­lia­men­tary, busi­ness com­mu­nity and cul­tural del­e­ga­tions.

Ja­panese Am­bas­sador said that his gov­ern­ment also wished to ex­pand mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries. He ad­mired Pak­istan’s role in the war against ter­ror­ism and said that Ja­pan highly re­garded the sac­ri­fices ren­dered by the peo­ple of Pak­istan and stood by them. He said that Ja­pan would con­tinue sup­port­ing Pak­istan in its en­deav­ors re­gard­ing en­hanced trade and eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion with the re­gional coun­tries.

Later, Chief Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of JISCA Mr. Tojo met with the Deputy Speaker. The Deputy Speaker said that Pak­istan highly re­garded Ja­pan’s aid and as­sis­tance pro­gramme in the poverty stricken ar­eas es­pe­cially devel­op­ment of water and san­i­tary in­fra­struc­ture in District Abbottabad. He ap­pre­ci­ated Ja­panese sup­port in ed­u­ca­tion, health and poverty alle­vi­a­tion sec­tors for the un­der­priv­i­leged lo­cal­i­ties in the coun­try. Mur­taza Javed Ab­basi ap­prised him of gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tives in pro­vid­ing ba­sic ameni­ties to the Hazara Di­vi­sion and said that JISCA sup­port in this re­gard would be help­ful in this re­gard. He urged him to take spe­cial in­ter­est in the Hazara re­gion and in­vited him to per­son­ally visit the area.

May 17

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