Japan's Foreign Minister calls on Pak Army chief

ANI | Updated: Jan 04, 2018 20:32 IST

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Jan 4 (ANI): Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday called on Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at General Headquarters (GHQ).

According to Geo TV, the visiting dignitary was presented guard of honour. He also laid floral wreath at 'Shuhada' monument, Pakistan's armed forces' media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement.

The Japanese Foreign Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, said that Japan looks forward to enhance its security cooperation with the country, especially in the field of counter-terrorism.

ISPR further said that the Foreign Minister was briefed on Pakistan's war against terror and contributions towards regional peace.

Kono appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan's efforts towards regional peace and stability.

He also talked about Japanese assistance for rehabilitation of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) and provision of scanning equipment for border crossing points.

This is the first visit to Pakistan by any Japanese Foreign Minister since 2009 when Katsuya Okada, the then FM visited the country, according to the Dawn.

The visit came just after the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Japan. (ANI)