Japan offers tech collaboration

CM sees province emerging as major consumer market

Our Correspondent May 20, 2024
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: APP/FILE


Highlighting investment opportunities for Japanese companies in Punjab, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that the province is emerging as a major consumer market.

“There are good investment opportunities for Japanese companies in Punjab,” she said during a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro, in which possible opportunities for strengthening trade, business and investment relations were discussed.

She added, ”Skilled young manpower of Punjab can perform unprecedentedly in Japanese institutions.”

Exchange of cultural and educational delegations between Punjab and Japan was also discussed in the meeting.

The chief minister said, ”People-to-people interaction between Punjab and Japan is indispensable for the development of bilateral relations.” The promotion of student and faculty programmes between Punjab and Japan was also agreed in principle in the meeting.

Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro said, ”Japan attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan. We are determined to collaborate with the Punjab government for the development of technology.”

The ambassador apprised the chief minister that 11 Pakistani students are studying in Japan under a scholarship scheme for masters and PhD degrees.

He added, ”A number of Japanese projects are ongoing for public welfare in Pakistan.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2024.


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