Pakistan and Japan have decided to further strengthen bilateral relations with a comprehensive partnership for peace and development. At summit level talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Naoto Kan expressed satisfaction at high level dialogues, including Foreign Ministers meetings, political consultations, high level economic dialogue, security dialogue and government-business dialogue and decided to continue to hold regular in-depth exchanges on matters of mutual interest. President Zardari acknowledged Japans role as a key partner in promoting trade, investments and development in Pakistan. According to a joint statement on Japan-Pakistan Comprehensive Partnership, the two leaders decided to enhance mutually beneficial economic and trade interaction by promoting and inter alia devising appropriate ways and means to facilitate private sector cooperation; joint ventures; financial and banking sector cooperation; agriculture and food cooperation; mineral resources development, energy sector cooperation and establishment of Japan-specific industrial zones in Pakistan. President Zardari appreciated Japans role in ensuring peace, stability and prosperity in the wider Asia-Pacific region, and in particular Japans efforts to promote stability and development in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Kan recognized the geo-political importance of Pakistan and appreciated the significant contributions being made by it in promoting global and regional peace, security and stability. The two leaders recognized that the stability and development of Afghanistan was vital for regional stability and stated that both the governments would continue their support to Afghanistan. They noted the importance of promoting regional development cooperation.