The Minister of Economy and Construction SR, Juraj Miskov, received the delegation of Nippon Keidanren, the most influential and strongest business federation in Japan. The delegation comprised 26 members representing 17 companies from the production, finance and business sectors.
Co-leader of the mission Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, President of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, valued the adoption of the euro and the long-term stable growth of the Slovak economy. “From the perspective of new investment, Central Europe is very interesting for investors from Asia”, added Y. Kobayashi. He also informed about the current status of negotiations between the EU and Japan on the Free trade agreement. This agreement is the priority for the federation and so he asked the minister for support in the next round of negotiations.
“We talked with our Japanese partners about possible investments. Most of all we were interested in high added value investments, for example in IT, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies”, said Minister Miskov. At the same time he expressed his belief that negotiations with Japanese partners would continue and would produce tangible solutions and intensify business relations between both countries.
Head of SARIO, Robert Simoncic, also met with the Japanese delegation. At the meeting SARIO presented the Slovak economic and investment environment, with SARIO representatives answering questions connected with investment in Slovakia.