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GUAM workshop was held in Tokyo2009-02-11 14:17
The GUAM [Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova]-Japan Workshop on "Investments and Trade Promotion" was held in Tokyo on February 1-9, 2009 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the Ministry, the participants were representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the Ministries of Economies of GUAM member-states, as well as the Programs Coordinator on Economic Issues of the GUAM Secretariat.
Mamuka Tsikhelashvili, Director of the Department of the Economic, Cultural and Humanitarian Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nino Baratashvili, Head of the Department of Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia, represented the Georgian side.
The purpose of the seminar was the sharing of Japan experience in foreign trade and investment promotion.
A number of meetings with representatives of different state structures and agencies of Japan was held in the course of the event.
According to the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, such seminars will promote the attraction of investments for implementation of concrete projects. In the course of the meetings the spheres requiring investments were defined: tourism, infrastructure construction and rehabilitation, energy security.
Further plans of cooperation between Japan and GUAM, will be considered at the GUAM-Japan national coordinators committee meeting to be held in Tokyo in February.