(23-10-2019): Chairman of Japan-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship League (JPPFL) Mr. Seishiro Eto called on the President today.
The President conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of precious lives caused by the recent Typhoon Hagibis in Japan. He hoped and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
While appreciating the positive role of JPPFL in bringing Pakistan and Japan closer, the President noted that he was pleased to confer Mr. Eto with the award of Hilal-i-Pakistan this year in recognition of his efforts to promote understanding and friendship between Japan and Pakistan, particularly between the Parliaments of the two countries. He also appreciated the contribution of the League members in advocating a stronger economic partnership between Pakistan and Japan.
In his remarks, Mr. Eto expressed his deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for awarding him with the civil award of Pakistan. He highlighted the areas of trade and investment to further bilateral relations and underscored the significance of President’s visit to Japan in giving an impetus to this important bilateral relationship.
The two sides agreed that being parliamentary democracies, the parliaments of the two countries should enhance cooperation through increased exchanges and collaboration.
Tokyo, PR# 28/2019