Japanese envoy congratulates Pakistan for successfully handling COVID-19 

Islamabad, September 9 (INP): Congratulating the Government and the people of Pakistan on the successful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, MATSUDA Kuninori, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has hailed the decision of gradual reopening of educational institutions in Pakistan from 15th September.

The Ambassador paid rich tributes to all those involved in these endeavors and also stressed the need for further collaboration between the governments of Japan and Pakistan to successfully handle any future challenge with collective efforts.

“The reopening of educational institutions in phases after a long break due to the coronavirus is a welcome step and it is hoped that students will be back to their schools, colleges and universities very soon” said the Ambassador.

He emphasized that the education sector is the priority for the Government of Japan. Partnering with JICA, the Government of Pakistan, UNHCR, UNICEF and non-governmental organizations, the Government of Japan has continuously offered support for improving Pakistan’s educational infrastructure through the provision of school buildings, teaching materials and training to promote schooling for the youths in Pakistan including refugees and girls.

INP/javed