Japan to strengthen economic, political ties

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Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata said his country is committed to peace at all costs, foreign media sources reported.

The ambassador was addressing a public gathering hosted by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) on Tuesday. The talk is part of the newly introduced ‘Ambassador’s Platform’ series at ISSI, said a press release.

Inomata said the Japanese nation had learnt many lessons, and would like to see a world without nuclear weapons and contribute more actively toward international peace.

He called to memory the visit of then Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko to Pakistan in 1962, as well as other high-level visits and exchanges between the two countries in recent times.

The Japanese government is working to materialise an official visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pakistan, shared the envoy, adding that the country is among the select few his nation shares a security dialogue with, sources further added.