Intensified bilateral cooperation between Serbia and Japan

Nemanja Stevanovic with Kenji YamadaState Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nemanja Stevanovic has received today Parliamentary Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Kenji Yamada.

In the cordial talks, the two collocutors concluded that the relations between the two countries were intensified, substantive and multifaceted. The two sides asserted the readiness to further strengthen mutual dialogue, exchange visits on all levels and further connect the economies of the two countries.

Mutual satisfaction was expressed at the achieved results and the level of cooperation with an assessment that 2018 was a very important year for the relations between the Republic of Serbia and Japan. The year started in the best possible way in January with the historic visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Republic of Serbia which gave a strong impetus to further promotion of cooperation.

State Secretary Stevanovic reiterated his gratitude for the high level of solidarity that the Japanese people showed towards Serbia in the form of past donations and grant aid. He also underlined that support and solidarity were mutual and they constituted permanent asset in the further development of friendly relations between Serbia and Japan.

Following the meeting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the signing ceremony for the Agreement on Japanese grant to demine the municipality of Bujanovac, with ITF Enhancing Human Security, was held.

The Agreement was signed by Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of Serbia Junichi Maruyama and Director of ITF Ambassador Tomaž Lovrenčič, in the presence of State Secretary Stevanovic and Parliamentary Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yamada.