(Tokyo, Sept. 6, 2023): Defence Day reception was held to commemorate the Defence Day at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Tokyo. It was attended by Japan's State Minister of Defence Mr Ino Toshiro, senior leadership of Japan's Ministry of Defence, members of Defence Attaché Corps in Tokyo and prominent Japanese scholars.
Ambassador Raza Bashir Tarar highlighted the sacrifices of the valiant Armed Forces of Pakistan in defending Pakistan against aggression. The Ambassador added that Pakistan was situated in a region where we faced a precarious peace and security environment. This required an ever more vigilant and fully prepared Armed Force ready to respond to any threat or challenge. Ambassador Tarar reiterated Pakistan’s commitment for peaceful resolution of disputes and conflicts. Ambassador appreciated the cooperation of the Japanese Self Defence Forces with Pakistan Armed Forces particularly, in the realm of training and capacity building. He expressed hope that both the countries would continue to maintain a cooperative relationship for mutual benefit as well as strengthening regional and world peace and stability.
State Minister of Defence Mr Ino Toshiro also addressed the audience and emphasized the importance of defence cooperation between the two countries.
National anthems of both the countries were played at the event.