Mr. Anees Ahmad Nadeem the missionary incharge and national president of Ahmadiyya Community Japan had been invited for dinner by Japanese foreign office for commemoration of East Japan great earthquake & tsunami, where Japanese foreign minister and other government officials were present. Japanese foreign minister appreciated Sir Zafrulla Khan`s great services he did for Japanese people when he was Pakistan`s foreign minister. Mr Ichiro Gemba the foreign minister japan and Mr.Hiroshi Tajima said:
At the 1951 San Francisco Peace Conference, Pakistan was the only major country invited from South Asia (as China was not invited, and India and Burma stayed away from the Conference for their own reasons). At the conference, Pakistan delegation led by Foreign Minister Sir. Zafrulla Khan strongly argued for treating Japan with respect. Sir Zafrulla khan made a historical speech noting that ‘The peace with Japan should be a premised on justice and reconciliation, not on vengeance and oppression. In future Japan would play an important role as a result of the series of reforms initiated in the political and social structure of Japan which hold out a bright promise of progress and which qualify Japan to take place as an equal in the fellowship of peace loving nations.’
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations on 28th April 1952, Pakistan-Japan relations have steadily progressed. Soon after the San Francisco Peace Conference, Pakistan was one of the very few countries which opened their commercial office in Japan. Similarly, Japan opened one of its earliest trade offices in Karachi. In 1952, Pakistan opened its Embassy in Tokyo.
They added that Sir Zafrulla khan was the founder of Pakistan Japan relations and because of his efforts Japan opened its embassy in Karachi and then President Ayyub Khan visited Japan.
ANEES AHMAD NADEEM
President & Missionary In Charge, Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Japan
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