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AlKooheji Highlights Growing Bahrain-Japan economic relations

TDT | Manama

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Second Vice-Chairman of the Bahrain Chamber, Mohamed AlKooheji, highlighted the growing Bahrain-Japan relations at the Fifth Japan-Arab Economic Forum in Tokyo. He noted Japan's significant role as Bahrain's eighth largest import partner, with bilateral trade reaching $820 million in 2023, marking a 23% increase.

During his meeting with Mr. Kazuo Nishitani, Executive Director of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AlKooheji stressed the importance of expanding economic and investment ties across various sectors. He advocated for collaboration in education, research, and skilled labor exchange programs. AlKooheji also emphasized the importance of virtual meetings to boost cooperation between both countries.


He also met Mr. Masayuki Sato, CEO of JBECA (Japan-Bahrain Economic Cooperation Association) and CEO of JGC Holdings, to discuss enhancing commercial and investment cooperation. He invited Japanese economic institutions to capitalize on Bahrain's strategic location as a gateway to Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries. Al Kooheji emphasized the importance of showcasing and marketing existing Japanese partnerships in Bahrain to attract investors, thereby encouraging more Japanese companies to invest in various economic and industrial sectors within the Kingdom.