Japan to Provide Rs. 2.5 Billion for Pakistan’s Fight Against the Novel Coronavirus

The Government of Japan reiterated grant assistance worth Rs. 2.5 billion for Pakistan to respond pandemic COVID-19.

Matsuda Kuinori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan called on Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar in his office at Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday.

The Ambassador apprised the Minister that Government of Japan has extended grant assistance of worth Rs 2.5 billion for Pakistan to curb the COVID 19 Pandemic to assist Pakistani people to fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic.


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The Japanese Ambassador said that this support will bolster Pakistan’s capability to contain the virus and recover the economy. He also expressed the hope that bilateral economic ties between Pakistan and Japan will be enhanced especially in the field of export and import substitute industries in the future.

Federal Minister thanked and appreciated the Government of Japan and the People of Japan for their support with assurance of extending facilitation for more meaningful cooperation in the testing times of the Pandemic. The Minister expressed that Pakistan valued close and friendly relations with Japan that will be strengthened in multiple fields in the future.

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Ambassador expressed their strong commitment to further the cooperation for Pandemic related emergency activities.