Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka on Monday suggested Japan may provide additional financial support to Pakistan as well as other countries bordering Afghanistan to help them deal with refugees from the conflict-torn country.

“As of now, the main area of our bilateral financial assistance is Pakistan. But I’m sure there will be deliberations in the Cabinet” on aiding other countries bordering Afghanistan, Tanaka told a news conference.

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