TOKYO (APP) - Pakistan and Japan have decided to further strengthen bilateral relations with a comprehensive partnership for peace and development. At summit level talks here 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. 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 and other items. He 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 recognised 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 recognised that the stability and development of Afghanistan was vital for regional stability and stated that both the goverments would continue their support to Afghanistan. They reaffirmed their unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and resolved to strengthen their efforts in curbing this menace, including through capacity building. Prime Minister Kan appreciated the role being played by Pakistan in fighting terrorism and extremism and acknowledged the immense sacrifices, both human and material, made by Pakistan in the ongoing efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.