Islamabad: The high-level exchanges created opportunities to open up avenues for greater cooperation between the private sectors of the country and Japan, in the fields of automobiles, electronics and tourism, said Secretary Board of Investment (BoI).

Secretary BoI Anis ul Hassan Musavi talking to a six-member delegation of Japan headed by Hiraoshitajima Director Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan said Japan has been a close friend and an important development partner throughout.

He said Japan’s economic assistance has played a very important role in the development of Pakistan’s economic and social infrastructure.

The major projects, which have been funded by the Government of Japan, includes the Indus Highway Project, a number of power projects in provinces of Pakistan, Rural Roads Construction Project and the Children Hospital PIMS Islamabad Project.

Presently the Kohat Tunnel Project and the Ghazi Brotha Dam Project are being completed with the help of the Japanese assistance.

He appreciated the role of JICA assistance to train the employees of BoI to play a competitive role to facilitate the investors and to improve the efficiency of the organisation.

Both the sides on the occasion discussed the issues of Japanese investors in Pakistan.

Hiraoshitajima showed his concern about the security related issues of the investors in Pakistan.

He said bilateral relations between Pakistan and Japan were based on commonality of interests and aspiration for peace and development especially for our region, which Japan also regards as pivotal for peace and stability in Asia.

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