ISLAMABAD: Third round of Pakistan-Japan Security Dialogue was held in Islamabad on 12 February 2009. The Japanese side was led by Mr. Inomata, Director General of the Southeast and Southwest Asia Department, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Masood Khalid, Additional Secretary led the Pakistani delegation. Both sides exchanged views on the security policies of each country and regional security issues.
Mr. Inomata also called on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The Foreign Minister observed that Japan is a friendly country and an important development partner. Pakistan recognizes Japan’s role for global peace, stability and progress.
The Foreign Minister conveyed that Pakistan is committed to fighting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations which poses a serious threat to Pakistan’s security. Pakistan appreciates Japan’s assistance for poverty alleviation and tribal areas. Pakistan and Japan seek mutually beneficial ties particularly in economic sphere through joint ventures, project cooperation, and public-private partnership. Mr. Inomata also called on Foreign Secretary Mr. Salman Bashir where matters of mutual interest were discussed.
While H.E> Mr Chihiro Atsumi Ambassador of Japan called on President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadar to discuss the recent dialogues going on between Pakistan and Japan for strengthening economy.