New push to spur Japan business ties
Manama, October 2, 2012
Bahrain Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro yesterday chaired a third meeting to follow up results of His Majesty King Hamad's visit to Japan.
Japanese Ambassador Shigeki Sumi, businessmen, chairmen of leading companies and members of the Bahraini-Japanese Friendship Society attended.
The session discussed a proposal to set up a regional information technology centre in Bahrain in co-operation with Japan.
The minister also announced a string of joint activities, scheduled to be held in the last quarter of this year.
The Japan Co-operation Centre for the Middle East will hold a forum on October 10 to promote Japanese companies specialised in solar energy.
APA Hotels and Resorts chief executive officer Toshio Motoya will also visit Bahrain.
Professor Saburo Matsui is also scheduled to deliver a series of lectures between October 30 and November 5 on industrial development in Japan.
A business delegation representing Japan External Trade Organisation will also arrive in Bahrain next month.-TradeArabia News Service