FM in Japan: ways to encourage Japanese companies to invest in Tunisia reviewed | Tunisia News Gazette

FM in Japan: ways to encourage Japanese companies to invest in Tunisia reviewed

On the second day of his official visit to Japan, Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui held a meeting on Thursday in Tokyo with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso.

The meeting focused on financial and economic co-operation between Tunisia and Japan and ways to further strengthen it through encouraging Japanese companies to invest in Tunisia, thanks in particular to the incentives contained in the new investment law.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs gave an overview to the Japanese Minister on the democratic transition process in Tunisia and the economic and financial challenges, expressing the hope to see Japan strengthen its support to Tunisia to ensure the success of the experience Tunisia and to revive its economy.

The Japanese Deputy Prime Minister praised Tunisia’s democratic experience, affirming the willingness of his country and of Japanese economic companies to intensify co-operation with Tunisia and strengthen its support for the country.

At his meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, the Foreign Minister discussed ways to foster bilateral relations at the political level and strengthen ties of friendship and co-operation as well as the exchange of visits between senior officials of both countries.

The working session between the two ministers was also an opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen security co-operation.

It was thus agreed to hold the second session of the Security Dialogue between Tunisia and Japan in February 2018.

The two ministers agreed on the need to promote cooperation in the economic and cultural fields and in the youth sector through increased scholarships and training sessions and programmes in Japan for Tunisian students and executives.

The Japanese Foreign Minister announced the decision of his country’s government to send a delegation of experts from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) before the end of November to discuss prospects of funding new development projects.

The meeting was also an opportunity to exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest, including the situation of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), co-operation in the framework of the Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s development (TICAD), the Libyan issue, the Korean nuclear crisis and the reform of the Security Council.

Source: TAP News Agency

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