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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to Visit Japan: Reviving Bilateral Relations


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The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, is set to embark on a four-day visit to Japan from July 1 to 4, accepting an invitation extended by the Japanese government.

A spokesperson from the Foreign Office highlighted that the visit of the Foreign Minister signifies the revitalization of high-level engagements between Pakistan and Japan after a considerable gap.

The relationship between Pakistan and Japan has always been characterized by warmth, cordiality, and shared perspectives on various issues, standing the test of time.

During his visit, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will engage in delegation-level discussions with his Japanese counterpart, Yoshimasa Hayashi. He will also have the opportunity to meet with Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, and hold a meeting with Japan’s National Security Advisor, Takeo Akiba.

Furthermore, the Pakistani Foreign Minister will deliver a speech at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), a prestigious Japanese think-tank.

Bilawal Bhutto is expected to interact with senior officials and executives representing prominent business entities involved in the import of Pakistani manpower to Japan, further strengthening economic ties between the two nations.

Earlier this week, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Asad Majeed Khan, conducted bilateral political consultations with his Japanese counterpart, Shigeo Yamada, in Tokyo.

According to a press release by the Foreign Office, both sides reviewed various aspects of Pakistan-Japan relations during the consultations and expressed their commitment to preserving, promoting, and diversifying the long-standing robust relationship.

Significant regional and international matters were also extensively discussed, highlighting the shared interests and concerns of the two countries.

In addition to the political engagements, the Foreign Secretary also met with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Takei Shunsuke, and the National Security Advisor, Takeo Akiba. He also had an interaction with Shun Imaizumi, President of the Japan-Pakistan Association.

The upcoming visit of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari holds significant importance in strengthening diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Japan and fostering mutual cooperation on various fronts.

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