At the 11th round of Pakistan-Japan Bilateral Political Consultations - held in Tokyo on Thursday - Pakistan and Japan have reaffirmed the commitment to further strengthen their bilateral relations taking the partnership to a new and higher level.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua led the Pakistani delegation while Japan Foreign Affairs Senior Deputy Minister Kazuyuki Yamazaki led the Japanese side.

The consultations provided a good opportunity to the two sides to explore new possibilities for further strengthening cooperation, especially in the spheres of trade and economy, investment, people-to-people interactions, human resource development and education.

The two sides discussed the evolving peace and security situation in their respective regions. The foreign secretary briefed on Pakistan’s efforts towards promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan. Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Indian-Held Kashmir (IHK) were also highlighted.

The Japanese side appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism and acknowledged successes achieved in improving the security situation. This encouraged greater investments in Pakistan.