At the invitation of the Government of Japan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade
and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms.Ermina Salkicevic-
Dizdarevic, pays a working visit to Japan.
Deputy Minister had a meeting with the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
of Japan, Mr. Takao Makino, aimed at identifying new possibilities of future development of
economic cooperation. Proposals for the improvement of the conditions for economic
cooperation between these two countries were put forward.Possibilities for upgrading
cooperation in the fields of mutual interest, as well as for the encouragement of mutual
investment, were considered with special attention.
Deputy Minister met with Director General for Middle East and Europe “JAPAN International
Cooperation Agency“ – JICA, Mr.Koenuma Akihiko. For a number of years JICA has been
implementing projects in BiH in various fields. In this context, the expansion of environmental
cooperation was discussed, as well as the role that JICA could play in this respect.
Considering that in the period from4 to 7 March 2014, Tokyo hosts the 39th Food and
Beverage Exhibition, FOODEX 2014, as well as the fact that Japan External Trade
Organization – JETRO is one of the key co-organizers of the Exhibition, who gave great
support to the BH manufacturers in 2013 that presented themselves in Japan for the first
time, Deputy Minister also met with the JETRO President, Mr. Miyamoto Satoshi. Various
projects currently being implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the assistance of the
Government of Japan were discussed at the meeting. The President of JETRO particularly
stressed that he fully supported any kind of activity that might mean economic development
of Japan and BiH, as well as the promotion of the potentials that are obvious. Deputy
Minister extended her special thanks for the hitherto support that the Government of Japan
provided to BiH through a number of various projects.