On March 3, while on official visit to Japan, Minister for
Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with Minister of Economy, Trade
and Industry of Japan Yoichi Miyazawa.
Both Ministers welcomed the signing of a key Agreement
between Ukraine and Japan on the Promotion and Protection of Investments in
Kyiv last month. Conclusion of this agreement is an important signal to the
business communities of both countries and it creates a solid foundation for
the deepening of the Ukrainian-Japanese economic cooperation.
The Ministers noted that Ukraine's accession to the EU
common market with the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and
the EU last year opens up new opportunities for investors and provides an
additional boost to investment cooperation of Japan with Ukraine.
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Yoichi
Miyazawa confirmed the determination of Japan to develop cooperation with
Ukraine in the modernization of energy infrastructure to ensure energy security
of Ukraine in accordance with the accords reached by the leaders of G-7. Such
cooperation includes the transfer of advanced Japanese energy-saving
technologies to Ukraine.
On March 3, Pavlo Klimkin also held meetings with Chairman
of Japan-Ukraine Friendship Parliamentary League Eisuke
Mori and the members of Parliament of Japan, Chairman
of Committee on Ukraine of Japan Business Federation «Keidanren» Norio Sasaki,
President of Japan’s International Friendship Exchange Council Ken Matsuzawa
and took part in a press-conference for leading mass media of Japan.