Japan acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in fight against terrorism: FM Kono

07:49 PM | 4 Jan, 2018
Japan acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in fight against terrorism: FM Kono
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ISLAMABAD - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has appreciated Pakistan's sacrifices and contribution in the fight against terrorism.

The appreciation came during a meeting between Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Japanese Foreign Minister stressed the need for a coordinated international effort in the fight against extremism and terrorism.

On the occasion, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif reiterated Pakistan's commitment to a peaceful, stable and secure Afghanistan and support for an Afghan-led and an Afghan-owned reconciliation process.

He underscored the need for sustained commitment from the International community during the transformation phase in Afghanistan and agreed to continue working closely in this regard.

Asif briefed the Japanese Foreign Minister about Pakistan's efforts to enhance regional connectivity and development including through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He also briefed the Japanese Foreign Minister on Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts that are targeting all terrorists, irrespective of their origin or orientation.