(Tokyo, September 15, 2023): The 9th Round of Pakistan-Japan Security Dialogue was held in Tokyo on 15th September 2023. Pakistan delegation was led by Mr. Ameer Khurram Rathore, Additional Foreign Secretary (Asia-Pacific). The Japanese side was led by Mr. Ryo Nakamura, Director General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department.
The two sides discussed a wide range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The cordial Pakistan-Japan ties and the potential for greater cooperation in the field of defence were underscored.
During the exchange of views on regional situation, the Additional Foreign Secretary briefed the Japanese delegation on Pakistan’s policy of peaceful neighbourhood including Afghanistan, India and the gross violations of human rights in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism; and substantial contribution towards global peace in this regard were discussed and appreciated.
The Security Dialogue between Pakistan and Japan is an important forum for exchange of views on a broad range of issues of mutual interest in the fields of security and defence. The next round will be held in Pakistan on mutually agreed dates.