A Japanese delegation from Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry was in the sultanate recently for business meetings with stakeholders, exploring trade and investment opportunities in Brunei.
The delegation which was headed by Chairman of Tokyo Gas and Chairman of Japan Brunei Friendship Association Michiaki Hirose and Chairman of J-Power Masayoshi Kitamura consisted of nine companies from the oil, gas and power, environmental technology, logistics and agriculture industries.
During their visit, the businessmen had meetings with Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah along with Dr Haji Abdul Manaf Haji Metussin, the deputy minister of Finance and Economy as the acting CEO of Brunei Economic Development Board, where they exchanged views and opinions on the promotion of trade and investment between the two countries.
Moreover, the Japanese also held meeting with Permanent Secretary (Manpower), Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry Haji Zolkiflee Haji Abrul Karim and representatives from Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) and Brunei Chambers of Commerce and Industry to learn about the local industry.
The team then visited several joint venture companies to gain insights from successful investment projects, and deepen their understanding of Brunei’s main industrial sector; energy and halal.
The Japanese Embassy also organised a session for the delegation to meet representatives from Japanese companies operating in Brunei to obtain first-hand knowledge on the day-to-day operation of their businesses.
The embassy believed that the delegation will become a stimulus for the promotion of trade and investment between the two countries by raising the recognition of Brunei as a new investment destination among the Japanese business community.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN