(10-08-2017): In connection with string of events being organized to celebrate the forth coming Independence Day of Pakistan and the 65th Anniversary of Pak-Japan relations, Ambassador Asad M. Khan inaugurated the Pakistan Japan Friendship Festival at Ueno Park, Tokyo. He was joined in the inauguration by the legendary sports icon and Member House of Councillors, Antonio Inoki, Ambassador Nobuaki Tanaka Ambassador Seiji Kojima and Mr. Yoshikatsu Nakayama, former member of the House of Representatives.
Addressing the audience, the Ambassador highlighted the strength of Japan-Pakistan friendship stretched over a period of 65 years and based on mutual respect and dignity. He remarked that it was a moment of great personal satisfaction for him to return to Japan again after 23 years as he considered this great country as his second home. The Ambassador reiterated that it was his earnest desire that cordiality and co-operation remained the cornerstone in relations and friendship between the two countries.
The Ambassador was all praise for the Pakistani Community for organizing a wonderful festival aimed at projecting the culture and cuisine of both countries. He acknowledged the fact that Pakistani community was vibrantly promoting Pakistan and the festival itself was testimony to it. He assured complete cooperation and support of the Embassy to the Community in all initiatives aimed at the projection of ‘True Image’ of Pakistan.
A huge number of people from all walks of life attended the opening of the festival and thoroughly enjoyed live music and cuisine of both the countries. People thronged the stalls showcasing Pakistani and Japanese articrafts, dresses and other items of interest.
The Pakistan-Japan Friendship Festival continues till the Independence Day i.e. August 14th with all its attractions and festivity.
Tokyo, PR # 41