ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Japan have agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and an understanding was reached between Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque and Japan Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda in Islamabad.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said steps are being taken to increase IT exports. He said ICT export remittances including export of Telecommunication, computer and information services, surged to 958 million US dollars at a growth rate of 40 percent during July-December of the current financial year of 2020-21.
Minister said Pakistan greatly values its relations with Japan and wants to enhance its ties with Japan in all sectors.
Similarly, on the same day Japanese ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda called on Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad and discussed bilateral cooperation on exchange programme of Pakistan's highly skilled workers and Technical interns to Japan through National Vocational and Technical Training Commission.
On the occasion, the Minister said that policy of our government is to call the trainees back to Pakistan and giving them opportunity to serve for their own country once the training/education program is completed instead of permanently working in other countries.
Japanese ambassador Kuninori Matsuda commended the highly skilled workers and technical interns of Pakistan in terms of their expertise, hard work and commitment.
The two sides expressed the desire to further deepen ties and strengthening their relations in the areas of skill development and education.