Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said the Government has initiated investor-friendly policies to attract foreign investment.
Talking to Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata in Islamabad Wednesday‚ the Prime Minister said the Government will encourage the Japanese investors for investment in the country. He said the Government seeks Japanese cooperation particularly in trade‚ development‚ energy and capacity building.
Prime Minister said that the government is focused on creating sustained economic growth that would result in overall well being and progress of the people of Pakistan and in this endeavor, support from friends like Japan is highly appreciated. He further said that “My Government looks forward to greater level of cooperation between the two countries, particularly, in areas of trade, investment, development, energy and capacity building”.
While referring to his meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe on the margins of UNGA Session in New York last year, the Prime Minster said that “my meeting was very helpful in deepening understanding between the leadership of the two countries”. He further said that Pakistan looks forward to the visit of Japanese Prime Minister, which will complement efforts on both sides to further diversify and expand bilateral relations.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif further said that Pakistan appreciates Japan’s interest in Karachi Circular Railway project and Underground Metro Systems in Karachi and Lahore. Views were also exchanged on educational exchange of students and energy projects in Pakistan. Prime Minister said that “my government has initiated investor friendly policies for foreign investors and we encourage Japanese investors to come forward and invest in Pakistan”.
The Japanese Ambassador reiterated his country's commitment to further strength relations with Pakistan.