FM Qureshi’s visit to Japan postponed

The foreign minister was scheduled to visit Japan from February 24 to 27

Mona Khan
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was scheduled to visit Japan from February 24 to 27. Photo: Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s official visit to Japan has been postponed.

According to sources, the foreign minister was scheduled to leave for Japan on a four-day official visit starting today (Sunday) till February 27. The visit has reportedly been postponed after consultations with the authorities in Japan.

Qureshi was scheduled to hold important discussions and meetings with various Japanese dignitaries including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono. He was also set to deliver a speech at Japan Institute of International Affairs and interact with Japanese intelligentsia.

The new schedule of the foreign minister’s visit to Japan would be announced soon, the sources said.

Japan, a key economic partner of Pakistan, has made important contributions in supporting Pakistan’s development efforts over the years. It was expected that the visit would provide an opportunity to both sides to discuss bilateral relations in detail as well as issues of regional and global importance.