Islamabad: The Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan H.E Mr Kuninori Matsuda called on the Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industries & Production and Investment Mr. Abdur Razak Dawood. The meeting was attended by the Secretary Commerce Mr. Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera and other officials of Commerce Division as well.
The Advisor discussed opportunities of bilateral trade and investment with the Japanese Ambassador. He reiterated for an early harvest program for concessionary market access for key products of Pakistan’s interest.
He also discussed the areas of Japanese cooperation/ technical assistance for up-gradation of machinery of textile sector and improving labor productivity especially in the garments sector. The government of Japan is already providing technical assistance for skill improvement in the garment sector in collaboration with ministry of textiles.
Moreover, the Advisor also raised the issue of absence of Motor Vehicle Testing facility in Pakistan and need for the Japanese assistance in this field. Japanese side assured full-cooperation and showed their resolve to providing technical assistance. Japan is already providing technical assistance in providing stitching machines and training programme s for the garment sector labour.
Advisor and his team are visiting Japan in July 2019 with the prime agenda of improving Pakistan’s market access in Japan