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Maryam meets Japanese envoy, offers him investment opportunities in Punjab

Both the leaders discussed opportunities for strengthening trade, business and investment relations

By Our Correspondent
May 20, 2024
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz in a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro on May 19, 2024.— X@cmopunjabpk
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz in a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro on May 19, 2024.— X@cmopunjabpk 

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz met Japanese Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro here on Sunday and told him the province was emerging as a major consumer market and there were good investment opportunities for the Japanese companies here.

Both the leaders discussed opportunities for strengthening trade, business and investment relations between the two countries. The CM said skilled young manpower of Punjab can perform unprecedentedly in Japanese institutions.

Exchange of cultural and educational delegations between Punjab and Japan were also discussed in the meeting. The CM said, “People-to-people interaction between Punjab and Japan is indispensable for development of bilateral relations.”

Moreover, promotion of student-faculty programs between Punjab and Japan was also agreed upon in principle in the meeting.

Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro said, “Japan attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan.” He added, “We are determined to collaborate with the Punjab government for development of technology.”

He apprised the chief minister that 11 Pakistani students were studying in Japan on MEXT scholarships for Masters/PhD degrees. “A number of Japanese projects are ongoing for public welfare in Pakistan.”