Government of Japan welcomes the meeting between
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee of India and
President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan on January
5th, following the meeting between Prime Minister
Vajpayee and Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali
of Pakistan on January 4th, as significant developments
to improve their bilateral relations and the stability
in the region.
Government of Japan highly regards the series
of measures taken by both countries to improve
their relations since last year. It
also hopes that the two countries will sustain
talks so as to further enhance their relations.