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Moldovan, Japanese officials broach investment opportunities

12:22 | 27.09.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, 27 Sep. /MOLDPRES/- Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița today had a meeting with Sam Mogi, the head of the International Affairs Committee  of Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) and other members of the organization in Tokyo. They discussed investment opportunities of the Republic of Moldova, the government's communication and protocol department has reported.

The sides exchanged views on the global economic situation and medium-term prospects. In this context, Gavrilița spoke about granting Moldova the status of a candidate country for EU accession and the government's effort to speed up the implementation of European values ​​and standards in all sectors, which will increase the attractiveness of the country for quality investments, including for Japanese investors.

Also, Gavrilița encouraged members of the Keizai Doyukai Association to consider the current advantages offered by the Republic of Moldova for investors, such as free economic zones, simplified customs procedures, tax-free export to the EU.

"These opportunities open the way to invest in areas such as the agro-food, wine, pharmaceutical, electronics industries, following the model of other Japanese companies that have managed to build successful businesses in Moldova," said Natalia Gavrilița.

At the same time, the sides praised the positive dynamics of Moldova's foreign trade with Japan, which registered over 30 million dollars in the first half of the year.

Japanese investors appreciated the reform in the education sector, launched by the government and the strengthening of the capacities of Universities and research institutions in the country. Japan's support for the European agenda of the Republic of Moldova and the reforms initiated on advancing the European dialogue were expressed.

Keizai Doyukai is a private Japanese organization whose activity is aimed at strengthening the Japanese economy. The association gathers about 1,500 members, top executives from over a thousand corporations.

On 26-28 September Gavrilița pays a visit to Tokyo, where she will attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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