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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tokyo-Bucharest commercial cooperation agreement signed


Staff writer

The Tokyo and Bucharest chambers of commerce agreed to strengthen economic cooperation Wednesday, with Romanian President Traian Basescu attending a ceremony in Tokyo to mark the signing of the agreement.

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Strengthening ties: Tadashi Okamura and Sorin Dimitriu, top officials from the Tokyo and Bucharest chambers of commerce, celebrate inking a cooperation agreement Wednesday in Tokyo. YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO

Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Sorin Dimitriu and Tadashi Okamura, chairman of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, signed the agreement at the Imperial Hotel in Chiyoda Ward.

At the Romania Economic Forum that followed the signing, Basescu gave a keynote speech highlighting his country's economy and calling for direct investment in the Eastern European country.

"My purpose in visiting Japan at this time is to build an amicable bilateral relationship," Basescu said through a translator.

He said Romania is particularly interested in investment by Japanese companies in his nation's energy and food industries.



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