ISLAMABAD - Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, Chihiro Atsumi, Friday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majid, and discussed matters pertaining to regional security situation and bilateral cooperation. Gen Tariq highlighted the importance of Pak-Japan relations and said that Pakistan was cognisant of the constructive role played by Japan in Global and Asian affairs for the peace, progress and stability. He also appreciated the consistent Japanese engagement in economic and infrastructure development of Pakistan. The Chairman JCSC suggested the holding of defence and security dialogue between Pakistan and Japan on regular basis for further enhancement of military to military ties. He said both the countries needed to strengthen defence collaboration in diverse fields, especially training cooperation, defence trade and defence industrial joint ventures. Chihiro Atsumi appreciated the successes and sacrifices of Pakistan in eradication of terrorism and assured continued assistance in socio-economic development of Pakistan. especially in Malakand and other areas of FATA.