Japanese, Saudi businessmen vow to boost cooperation



RIYADH: RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR.

Published — Sunday 24 February 2013

Last update 24 February 2013 2:51 am

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The Japan-Saudi Arabian Industrial Cooperation Task Force (JSAICTF) co-Chairman Abdulraham Al-Jeraisy, and members of Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME), met recently to discuss cooperation between Japanese and Saudi businessmen.
“This meeting leads to a win-win situation for Japan and Saudi Arabia,” Tadatsuna Koda, JCCME president, told some 120 Saudi businessmen attending the meeting.
Dr. Tariq Mohammed Al-Sallowm, Vice-President of the National Industrial Cluster Development Program (NICDP), also addressed the meeting.
“This meeting certainly provides business opportunities for Japan’s top companies in terms of best products, technologies, systems and solutions to their local counterparts,” he said.
Representatives from eight Japanese companies introduced products and technologies that elicited a lot of enthusiasm from Saudi businessmen.
Heavy industrial and electrical firms such as Hitachi, JFE Engineering, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Torishima Pump made presentations. They focused on the latest environmental and energy saving technologies and solutions.
They were followed by health care companies such as Tanita Corporation, Arkray, and Nikkiso.
Dr. Akira Yamami, medical attache at the Japanese Embassy, also made a presentation on diabetes.
Additionally, the Japanese companies had individual meetings with local businessmen in which they briefed about their products.

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