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May 16, 2021

President meets Romanian community in Japan

President Traian Basescu and his wife, Maria, gave a reception at the Romanian Embassy in Tokyo, yesterday, attended by Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, local officials and approximately 20 Romanians living in Japan.

The president talked to the co-nationals present, shared impressions on Japan, inquired about the job market and wanted to know if they miss their country. Basescu also thanked Romanians living in Japan, calling them true ambassadors who, through their conduct and activity, make Romania proud. He said he trusted that the abrogation of the visa requirement for Romanians by the Japanese Government would foster business, as well as cultural exchanges between the two countries. In a short statement, President Basescu described Romanian-Japanese relations as being smooth and fruitful, expressed his confidence in further bilateral co-operation, as well as his belief that Romania was a market of big interest where Japanese companies could develop and which they could use in order to enter EU market, with no restrictions or customs constraints. He said he was convinced his visit would invigorate trade relations and mutual investment.

Thursday morning, the president also met with representatives of the Keidanren Employers’ Federation. Attending were the Keidanren Vice-Presidents for Europe, Yoshimitsu Kobayashi and Shinichi Yokohama, as well as Finance Minister Sebastian Vladescu, Romanian Ambassador to Japan Aurelian Neagu and the Japanese Ambassador to Romania, Natsuo Amemiya.

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