Japan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday at the Presidential Palace and welcomed the linking of Afghanistan with Central Asia and regional economic cooperation.
In a statement released by Afghan Presidential Palace Sonoura has said that Japan was ready to cooperate with Afghan government in this regard.
According to the statement Sonoura said that Japan has reached an agreement with India to extend technical cooperation in the Chabahar Port.
Sonoura said Chabahar Port was important for the trade and transit of Afghanistan.
Earlier, deputy foreign minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai also met the Japanese minister. Both sides discussed various key issues.
The Japanese minister said his country was determined to fulfill its pledges made to the Kabul government at the Brussels Summit last year. He vowed that Japan would continue its assistance to Afghanistan.
Both sides discussed various key issues including peace, economy, development projects, regional economic cooperation and achievements of the National Unity Government.
Ghani praised the government of Japan for providing opportunities of education to the Afghan youths.