Mr. Tadaharu CHICHI Consul General of Japan and Mr. Sultan Majed Lootah manager of business promotion attended the meeting.
Al Mutaiwee emphasized on the similarities between Dubai and Osaka. He indicated the twinning agreement between Dubai Municipality and Osaka. Al Mutaiwee said “both cities are the commercial cities in the two countries and they have an important location on the sea” he explained this lead the two cities to play an important role in the sea shipping.
Mr. Faniguchi explained Osaka’s plan for more interaction between the two sides to develop the commercial relations. He indicated the twinning agreement that was signed with Dubai is the first agreement in the Middle East and he valued this step.
The meeting discussed the preparations of the Dubai Osaka Economic Partnership Forum which will be held in Japan at the end of this year. Mr. Faniguchi explained the importance of the Dubai officials visit to Osaka and attending the forum which will increase the importance of discussions between the two sides.
Al Mutaiwee said the partnership forum is a starting point for enhancing and developing the commercial relations further. He explained that the flight between Dubai and Osaka opened the door to increase the bilateral trade, exchanging the visits, tourist and goods.
Al Mutaiwee valued the Consulate General of Japan efforts and JETRO office in facilitating the tasks and their support. He appreciated all the Japanese efforts and specially Osaka’s efforts and their interest in a successful event. Hoping it will achieve the goals and further enhance the relations to higher and wider levels.
Mr. Faniguchi said “there are many similarities between Dubai and Osaka the creek is of these and both cities are the commercial cities in both countries which is important for a closer engagement between the two cities and countries.
Al Mutaiwee said” we organized and participated in three forums in the past two in Germany and one in Italy”. The Dubai Osaka Economic Partnership Forum will start on 20th of December this year in Osaka till 22nd of same month.
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