Japanese envoy greets PJCA office-bearers

ISLAMABAD – Matsuda Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, on Thursday administered the oath of newly-elected office-bearers of Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association (PJCA) Islamabad. An oath-taking ceremony was held at the official residence of the ambassador, with a limited number of attendees as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic.

Justice (Retd) Ali Nawaz Chowhan was unanimously elected as new president of Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association (PJCA) Islamabad by the members of its executive committee where as Mrs Orita Toshiko and Prof Dr. Nusrat Ara Majeed were elected as vice presidents.

Ambassador Matsuda, while speaking on the occasion, congratulated the newly-elected office-bearers of PJCA Islamabad and expressed his good wishes for their future endeavours to further deepen the cultural interactions and most importantly people-to-people contacts between Japan and Pakistan.

“The friendship between our two nations is based on mutual trust, cooperation and understanding,” he said,

. I believe that cultural relationship, in particular, can significantly contribute to further deepen the existing mutual trust and understanding between Japan and Pakistan,” said the ambassador.

He expressed the hope that PJCA and other such organisations in Pakistan would step forward and join the Embassy of Japan to commemorate the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan next year in a befitting way.

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