Abu Dhabi boosts economic cooperation with Japan

ABU DHABI — Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Undersecretary of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, has hailed the economic relations between Abu Dhabi and Japan as strategic, firm and deep.
These ties are further strengthened by the growing political relations, between the leaders and governments of the two countries, built on the common desire to boost ties, increase investments and facilitate joint business and support private sector initiatives in both sides.

He stressed this during his meeting with the Japanese delegation headed by Tadatsuna Koda, chairman of Abu Dhabi-Japan Economic Council, in presence of a number of department senior officials.

The meeting discussed means to strengthen and develop economic relations between Abu Dhabi and Japan, especially investment in a number of key sectors in both countries, and availing opportunities for investors and businessmen.

The results of the last meeting of Abu Dhabi-Japan Economic Council were reviewed, together with mechanisms for following-up and implementation of resolutions and agreements related to strengthening of communication channels and enabling private sectors and businessmen to tap opportunities.

Omar Abdullah commended the outcomes of the second meeting which reflected the desire and keenness of the Japanese side and the 30 member delegation, which included government officials, businessmen, and investors, to tap investment opportunities offered by Abu Dhabi, and projects that the government intends to implement.

Wam, 16 January 2013