Hina Rabbani Khar discusses regional situation with her Japanese counterpart

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 12:00:05 by

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Friday held bilateral talks with her Japanese counterpart Koichiro Gemba on regional and global issues particularly on Afghanistan situation.
During the bilateral talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, Ms. Khar underlined the need for increased bilateral exchanges between the two sides, said a message received here from Tokyo.
Gemba invited Ms. Khar to the forthcoming Conference on Afghanistan, to be held in Tokyo in July this year. Foreign Minister Khar accepted the invitation.
She invited Foreign Minister Gemba to visit Pakistan during 2012, the year marking the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relation. Foreign Minister Gemba expressed his intension to visit Pakistan at the earliest opportunity.
She thanked Japanese government for the socio-economic development in Pakistan during the last six decades.
Both the foreign ministers agreed that President Asif Zardari’s visit to Japan last year had set the guidelines for further cementing relations between the two countries.
During their meeting in Tokyo the two foreign ministers noted that the joint statement issued during President Zardari’s visit to Japan last year “sets directions for further strengthening and broadening bilateral relationship” during the 21st century, it said.
Hina appreciated Japanese support towards Pakistan’s efforts in eradicating polio.
The foreign minister also addressed the…
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