(23-04-2019): Today, Foreign Minister H.E. Shah Mahmood Qureshi decorated Mr. SeishiroEto, Chairman, Japan-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship League (JPPFL) with Hilal-i-Pakistan in an Investiture Ceremony at Pakistan Embassy, Tokyo. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr. Norikazu Suzuki, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Secretary General JPPFL and Ms. Midori Mastsushima, Head of JPPFL Secretariat.
Mr. Eto was awarded with Hilal-i-Pakistan in recognition of his efforts to promote understanding and friendship between Japan and Pakistan, particularly between the Parliaments of the two countries. Mr. Eto has been consistent in advocating a stronger economic partnership between Pakistan and Japan.
In his remarks, Mr. Eto expressed his deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for awarding him with the civil award of Pakistan. He highlighted the areas of trade and investment to further bilateral relations and underscored the significance of summit-level interactions to give an overall vision and impetus to this important bilateral relationship.
The Investiture Ceremony was followed by a General Meeting to welcome the Foreign Minister by the members of JPPFL. The Foreign Minister interacted with all the members and stressed the role of JPPFL in enhancing mutually beneficial bilateral relations.
The Foreign Minister thanked Mr. Eto and other parliamentarians for their long-standing support to bilateral parliamentary exchanges. He lauded the joint efforts of the two Parliaments to deepen the bilateral friendly relations. Both sides agreed to enhance leadership level contacts between the two countries.
TOKYO, (PR) # 05/2019