- Title: JAPAN: Pakistan and Japan conclude flood aid deal
- Date: 23rd February 2011
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (FEBRUARY 22, 2011) (REUTERS) NEW OTANI HOTEL PAKISTAN AND JAPAN FLAGS FLYING OUTSIDE HOTEL (*** FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ***) ZARDARI WALKING IN TO MEET JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER SEIJI MAEHARA MAEHARA AND ZARDARI SITTING BESIDE EACH OTHER AND THEN STANDING UP TO SHAKE HANDS ZARDARI TALKING TO MAEHARA MAEHARA LISTENING TO ZARDARI MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 10th March 2011 12:00
- Location: Japan, Japan
- Country: Japan
- Topics: International Relations
- Reuters ID: LVA2BN63OMAQCCORMGQ1OG7147NE
- Story Text: Japan and Pakistan sign a deal for the final tranche of aid for Pakistan's flood victims of 2010.
Japanese Prime minister Naoto Kan and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari signed on Tuesday (February 22) a final tranche completing Japan's pledge to Pakistan's 2010 flood victims.
According to travelling Pakistani press, Zardari also asked Japan to consider a nuclear cooperation deal much like it has signed with India.
Japanese news agency Kyodo also reported that Prime Minister Naoto Kan vowed that Japan will continue to cooperate with Pakistan in the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.
Japan, Kyodo News agency said, also hopes to deepen ties with Pakistan in order to counter terrorism in Afghanistan and the region.
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