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  • 3 July 2014

    “Polish-Japanese relations have been developing harmoniously for many years. Our two countries are long-term, stable and reliable partners,” said Foreign Deputy Minister Katarzyna Kacperczyk, addressing the Japan Day conference organised in the Ministry of the Economy on 3 July.

    The conference, attended by members of the Polish government and business community and representatives of JETRO, an institution promoting Japanese business abroad, was aimed at familiarising Polish entrepreneurs with the Japanese market. Conference participants included both companies that are operating in Japan and those that are thinking about entering the Japanese market.

     

    “We want to raise our relations to a strategic level, especially in view of the prospects for closer economic, cultural and scientific cooperation that are opening up before our two countries,” emphasized Deputy Minister Kacperczyk.

     

    Poland’s deputy foreign minister’s address underscored the need to further develop economic cooperation. She stressed that the MFA sees opportunities for Polish companies expanding in the building, medical equipment and tools, the IT sector and agriculture production.

     

    “Polish companies can now offer competitive products and services so much so that they should not be afraid of entering this market,” noted Deputy Minister Kacperczyk.

     

    Polish-Japanese trade has been systematically growing for a number of years. In 2013, our net trade turnover amounted to EUR 676 billion (up by 53 percent relative to 2012). Japan, besides the Republic of Korea, is the biggest source of Asian direct investment in Poland. The value of Japanese investments in our country at the end of 2012 increased by approximately USD 1.5 billion. Poland and Japan also implement joint projects in third countries, for example the Polish company KGHM International Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation set up a joint venture to build a copper and molybdenum mine in Sierra Gorda in Chile.

     

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