ISLAMABAD (APP) - The government of Japan has extended an amount of Japanese Yen 2.5 billion or approximately $ 27 million, as Non Project Grant Aid to Pakistan for support and contribution to the promotion of the economic structural adjustment efforts by the government as well as mitigation of Pakistan's economic difficulties including indebtedness and balance of payments. The official Exchange of Notes (E/N) to this effect were signed by Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Chihiro Atsumi on behalf of his country and Farrukh Qayyum, Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) signed the agreement on behalf of the GoP. According to the agreement the grant shall be used by the government of Pakistan for the purchase of products from eligible source countries to be mutually agreed upon between the authorities of the governments and services incidental to such products. It was agreed that the government of Pakistan and Japan should consult each other about the details of the utilization of the funds. The Non Project Grant Aid (NPGA) is an important assistance that can be delivered quickly and is representing the long-term commitment of Japanese government for the development of Pakistan as well as to the stability of the region. Speaking on the occasion Secretary EAD thanked the government of Japan for their timely assistance to the development of Pakistan.