Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH Visits Japan

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.

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