Albania seeks more investment from Japan

By bne IntelliNews April 7, 2015

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati arrived in Japan for an official visit on April 6, which will focus on increasing economic cooperation, and encouraging Japanese companies to invest in Albania.

Bushati met senior officials including his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, parliamentary speaker Nabutaka Machimura and the co-presidents of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Masakazu Ichikawa and Hideaki Domichi, according to an Albanian foreign ministry statement.

At the meeting with Kishida, Bushati outlined the efforts Tirana has made to  strengthen the rule of law and fight corruption.

Japan has become one of the most important bilateral donors to Albania, accounting for grants and investments of over €220mn in the last two decades, the foreign ministry statement said.


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