(13.04.2018): Ambassador Asad M. Khan called on the Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Ogawa at Fukuoka. The Ambassador briefed the Governor about the sustained economic growth in Pakistan which has created investment opportunities for the Japanese companies in various sectors. He added that due to improve security situation and conducive investment environment in Pakistan, various major Japanese companies are opening their businesses in Pakistan while some of the companies are due to re-open their business concerns again. Ambassador Khan expressed hope that the Japanese companies based in Fukuoka prefecture will also take advantage from the productive investment opportunities in Pakistan. The Ambassador also reiterated Pakistan’s strong desire for expanding and deepening bilateral trade, investment and development co-operation between two countries. The Ambassador sought the Governor’s support in strengthening collaboration between Pakistan and Fukuoka Prefecture in the fields of trade, investment, education and scientific co-operation. The Ambassador further briefed him on the forthcoming investment seminar to be held in Fukuoka shortly.
Governor Ogawa welcomed the initiative of organizing the first Investment Seminar in Fukuoka and expressed hope that it would result in closer co-operation between Japanese companies based in Fukuoka and give them a better understanding of the economic environment and investment opportunities in Pakistan. The Governor also briefed the Ambassador about the Asian Business Centre and how it can play an effective role in providing support to SMEs in Fukuoka Prefecture and Pakistan.
The Governor also underscored the strong connection of the Ambassador with Fukuoka Prefecture for being a graduate from the Kyushu University and the pivotal role he could play for strengthening mutual ties between the two countries and with Fukuoka prefecture.
TOKYO, (PR) # 06/2018