President to visit Japan from Feb 21

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari will visit Japan from February 21-23 at the invitation of Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan, to further strengthen the cordial relations between the two countries and open new avenues of cooperation.This will be President Zardari’s second visit to Japan since assuming office.During his stay in Japan, the President will make a state call on the Emperor of Japan. He will hold summit level talks with Prime Minister Naoto Kan.The President is also scheduled to meet with Japanese Cabinet members, parliamentarians and leading Japanese businessmen.The visit will provide an opportunity to brief the Japanese leadership on Pakistan views on key international and regional issues as well as discuss ways and means to further expand bilateral political and economic ties.The visit will also reiterate the importance that Pakistan attaches to its relations with Japan. President’s meeting with the Japanese businessmen will help project Pakistan as a destination for Japanese investment – Dawn