The Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO) has opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, intended to promote investments and the export of Japanese products.
The Japanese ambassador to Mozambique, Toshio Ikeda said on that occasion, he believed that the number of Japanese companies operating in Mozambique, which is currently 17, could substantially increase considering the good bilateral relations between the countries.
Ikeda recalled that the president of Mozambique and the Japanese Prime Minister had decided in March to increase bilateral trade.
The Minister of Industry and Trade, Max Tonela, recalled, at the time that Japan has been a strategic partner through participation in major projects in the sectors of education, health, road, rail and port infrastructure, mineral resources, transport and communications, water and sanitation, among others.
The JETRO office in Maputo is the first to be opened by the organisation in Africa.