Visit to Japan of Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Special Envoy of the President of Pakistan

October 26, 2001

  1. Mr. Shaukat Aziz, Finance Minister of Pakistan, will visit Japan from October 31 to November 3, as the Special Envoy of President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan.

  2. Mr. Aziz, who will carry a letter from President Musharraf to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, will have a wide-ranging exchange of views with leading figures of Japan, including Prime Minister Koizumi, during his visit.

  3. The visit will take place after President Musharraf expressed in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Koizumi on October 17 his wish to dispatch Finance Minister Aziz to Japan to explain the position of the Government of Pakistan regarding Japan's support and assistance to Pakistan.

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