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Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Visits the Russian Federation

On December 18(Mon.) and 19(Tue.), 2017, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, visited Vladivostok, the Russian Federation. He attended an event titled "Japan Investor’s Day," the first effort organized by H.E. Mr. Yuriy Petrovich Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation, and the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East. In addition, he held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev.

Following this, Minister Seko visited the facilities at which Japan-Russia Far East cooperative projects are advancing, such as Hokuto Rehabilitation Center, jointly established by Hokuto Hospital and JGC Corporation, under preparation for its inauguration in 2018, an exhibition of model homes promoting the sale of wooden houses in Russia, and an automobile assembly plant operated by Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, and also toured other facilities related to a port harbor and a railway, which will be important infrastructures for Japanese companies in future business activities.

1. Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev (December 18)

Minister Seko held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev, and both sides agreed on further development of Japan-Russia cooperation in the Far East region in advance of the visit of Prime Minister Abe to Russia scheduled in May 2018 and the Eastern Economic Forum in September 2018.

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2. Attending the Japan Investor's Day(December 18)

Minister Seko attended the Japan Investor's Day, the first effort organized by Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev and the Ministry of Development of the Russian Far East. In the beginning of the plenary meeting, he explained many achievements in the Far East region brought about by Japan-Russia cooperation under the eight-point cooperation plan in certain fields, e.g., medical care, urban development, energy and infrastructure. He also proposed that both countries should advance the cooperation placing emphasis on three fields for further cooperative development:[ⅰ]development of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry, [ⅱ]development of energy infrastructures, and [ⅲ]improvement of infrastructures for exports to the Asia-Pacific region, and that they should strive to both support businesses in the field of finance and to improve business environments.

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3. Touring facilities and sites at which Japan-Russia Far East cooperation is advancing(December 19)

Minister Seko visited facilities at which Japan-Russia Far East cooperative projects are advancing, such as Hokuto Rehabilitation Center, jointly established by Hokuto Hospital and JGC Corporation, under preparation for its inauguration in 2018, an exhibition of model homes promoting the sale of wooden houses in Russia, and an automobile assembly plant operated by Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, and also toured other facilities related to a port harbor and a railway, which will be important infrastructures for Japanese companies in future business activities.

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Hokuto Rehabilitation Center

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Model homes operated by First Wood Primorye, an affiliated company of Iida Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.

 
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Automobile assembly plant operated by Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus

 

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Commercial Port of Vladivostok

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Vladivostok Railway Station

 

Release date

December 20, 2017

Division in Charge

Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus Office, Europe Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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