Pakistan, Japan agree to enhance bilateral ties, cooperation at 8th Round of Security Dialogue

Pakistan and Japan have reiterated their commitment to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation at the virtual session of 8th round of Security Dialogue between the two countries.

According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the 8th round of Pakistan-Japan Security Dialogue was held today in virtual mode. The dialogue has two components: Politico-Military Talks; and Military-Military Talks.

During the session, the two sides exchanged views over on security policies and regional as well as global issues, whereas the security situation around Pakistan and Japan was also discussed.

The Politico-Military Talks were led by Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri – Additional Secretary (Asia Pacific) from the Pakistani side, whereas the Japanese side was led by Kobayashi Kenichi – Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral Mirza Foad Amin Baig – Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Noguchi Yasushi, Director General for International Affairs, Bureau of Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence led the Military-Military Talks from each side respectively.

During the meeting, Additional Secretary Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri apprised the Japanese officials of Pakistan’s efforts in the fight against terrorism and accentuated the significance of peaceful resolution of outstanding disputes as per international legitimacy and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions for durable peace and stability in South Asia.

Both sides agreed to further expand defence and security cooperation, understanding and to enhance mutual cooperation for the promotion of international peace and security.