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Pakistan and Japan are working to boost defense ties



Pakistan and Japan are working to boost defense ties
Foreign Office Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri. PHOTO: APP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Japan agreed on Tuesday to significantly extend defense and security cooperation and understanding, reiterating their commitment to enhancing bilateral relations and mutual cooperation for the benefit of world peace and security.

This agreement and reiteration of commitment occurred during the eighth meeting of the Pakistan-Japan Security Dialogue, which was held in virtual mode. The discourse was divided into two parts: Politico-Military Consultations and Military-Military Consultations.

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Following that, the Military-Military Talks took place. The Pakistani delegation was led by Rear Admiral Mirza Foad Amin Baig, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence, and the Japanese delegation was led by Noguchi Yasushi, Director General for International Affairs, Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense.

The two sides discussed security strategies and regional and global challenges, according to a news release published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, the security situation around Pakistan and Japan was reviewed.

Additional Secretary Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri informed the Japanese delegation on Pakistan’s relations with neighboring nations and on Pakistan’s anti-terrorism operations.

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Additionally, the Additional Secretary emphasized the critical nature of peaceful resolution of unresolved conflicts in accordance with international legitimacy and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions for South Asia’s long-term peace and stability.

Pakistan and Japan maintain amicable and cooperative relations on a bilateral level.