Japan plans to stick to its goal of achieving a primary budget surplus in the next fiscal year, according to a draft of annual policy guidelines for budget planning.

The government will also continue to try to lower the ratio of debt to gross domestic product, the draft said.

According to a government projection in January, a primary budget surplus for the world's fourth-largest economy could "come into sight" in fiscal 2025, assuming strong economic growth and that efforts to cut spending continue.