FPCCI, Japanese officials discuss banking channels issues

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TOKYO

President FPCCI Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzai has had fruitful meetings with the officials of Ministry of Economy, Trade & Ministry (METI) of Japan. The Japanese side was represented by MIYAKE Yasujiro Director (South Asia), Takayuki KANAI Deputy Director Investment Facilitation and. Haruhisa SOMAYA Deputy Director General Trade. Both sides discussed various issues of bilateral trade and economic relations and the impediments in promotion thereof particularly with respect to opening of new bank accounts.

He also informed that many operational bank accounts of Pakistanis in Japan are being suspended for some reason. Upon discussion, the METI officials informed that the same problem is being faced by Japanese nationals in Pakistan which is hampering the ease of bilateral trade. President FPCCI assured METI officials to take up this matter with the Pakistan government and a joint meeting will be held in August 2019 to discuss bilateral banking procedures. METI officials appreciated President FPCCI for his efforts.

President FPCCI also met newly appointed Ambassador of Pakistan to Japan, His Excellency Imtiaz Ahmed at the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo and discussed promotion of bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Japan. He also discussed the issues of bilateral banking with him and informed regarding the joint meeting to be held in August 2019 between METI officials and Government of Pakistan.

He also congratulated the Ambassador for his new assignment and wished him well for the future.

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