Second dialogue between Japanese and Israeli Economy Ministries takes place in Jerusalem


The meeting is an important part of the Israeli government’s decision to strengthen economic relations with Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy.

An economic dialogue between the Economy Ministries of Israel and Japan took place this week. This, the second such session, was led by the Head of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, Mr. Ohad Cohen and by the Director General of Trade Policy at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Mr. Hirofumi Katase.

Economic talks are an important instrument for the Israeli government to promote economic ties and trade relations between the two countries: In January 2015, the government decided to establish an extensive economic partnership between the two countries that would increase Israeli exports to Japan by 2020 by 50% to $1.1 billion, and increase the number of exporters to Japan by 33%, to 210.

 

Read more here: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.