Japanese envoy congratulates on Pakistan’s Independence Day

Islamabad, August 13 (INP): Japan ambassador MATSUDA Kuninori congratulated the Pakistani people on the occasion of the country’s 74th Independence Day.
In his message of greetings, he reiterated his resolve to work together to further deepen and strengthen the existing friendly relations between the two countries. He expressed his best wishes for peace and prosperity of Pakistan.
He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to maintain stability in this region and its contribution to various UN peace-keeping missions all over the world. He hoped Pakistan will continue doing so.
Ambassador MATSUDA also mentioned the decades-old history of Japan-Pakistan cordial relationship and Pakistan’s significant role during the reconstruction of Japan after WWII.
He said “when Japan started to pave the way for reconstruction after the end of WWII, Pakistan was one of those countries which manifested tolerance towards Japan and welcomed its return to the international community as a signatory of San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951.
 He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Government and the people of Pakistan for that critical and generous support of reconciliation.”

Ambassador MATSUDA assured Japan’s commitment to continuously supporting Pakistan’s socio-economic development and promised that he continues working on strengthening political, economic, cultural and people-to-people ties between Japan and Pakistan.

In particular, the Ambassador added that in response to the challenges of COVID-19 and locust invasion, Japan has provided assistance for Pakistan’s efforts to fight those difficulties and will continue to support Pakistan, as global cooperation is indispensable to tackle the on-going and borderless challenges.