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Japan Impressed With Pakistan’s ‘Successful Fight’ Against Corona

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Japan has lauded Pakistan over its ‘successful fight’ against the coronavirus pandemic and locusts scourge, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Thursday.

In a video call with army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Japanese Defence Minister Kono Taro ‘ commended the role of Pakistan for regional peace and stability, especially the efforts of Pakistan Army in battling the scourge of terrorism’.

Both sides agreed to resume staff-level talks as soon as the coronavirus situation improves and enhance bilateral defence cooperation, especially in the fields of training, joint exercises and anti-piracy measures, ISPR added.

General Bajwa thanked the defence minister for offering assistance against locust threat.

In June, the Japanese government in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and some private firms, had pledged to provide insecticide to Pakistan for supporting its fight against the desert locust’s attacks.

 

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