On the 1st of July Khabarovsk hosted the 5th Session of the Sub-Commission on Interregional Cooperation of the Russian-Japanese Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economy. The event brought together representatives of authorities and business from both countries.
The dialogue was headed by co-chairmen of the Sub-Commission — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the RF Alexander Tsybulsky and Harada Tikahito, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador for Japanese-Russian Relations. The list of participants also included chiefs of the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East, high-rank officials of the far-eastern regions as well as Nizhegorodskaya and Tomsk Oblasts and Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Khabarovsk. From the Japanese side the session was attended by delegates from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, state and regional authorities.
In the course of the session the parties discussed the current situation and prospects of the Russian-Japanese interregional, trade and economic cooperation.
A special attention was paid to elaboration of investment relations and implementation of business projects. For that purpose a B2B session for Russian and Japanese companies was arranged. The businessmen had a chance to exchange views and experience, establish contacts with potential partners and discuss joint projects.
The foreign guests also had a chance to explore prospects of the Territories of Advanced Social and Economic Development (TASED) and visit a major green-house project implemented by JGC Evergreen, a Japanese company that invested in this agri-project and became the first foreign resident of the Khabarovsk TASED. Apart from that the delegates visited Master-Plit Company — a regional producer of construction and isolation materials to be exported to APEC countries.