Through the Western Balkans Cooperation Initiative, Japan is backing Serbia’s EU accession process and aims to provide support for stable development and the promotion of regional collaboration.
Ambassador of Japan to Serbia H.E. Akira Imamura conveyed this during discussions with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Siniša Mali.
Ambassador Imamura expressed satisfaction with Serbia’s progress since his last visit in 2004, highlighting Japan as an energy-efficient nation willing to share its experience and technologies with Serbia.
The ambassador additionally stated Japan’s interest in partnering on planned infrastructure projects within Serbia, where Japanese companies already employ 3,000 individuals.
Both parties underscored the anticipated collaboration on the “Bistrica” reversible hydroelectric power plant, a strategic energy sector project, as one of the most vital ventures for Serbia and Japan to work together on.
Imamura had previously served as an ambassador in Georgia and worked in Japanese embassies in Moscow, London, Canberra, and Ottawa.
Last year marked the 140th anniversary of friendly relations between Serbia and Japan.
Photo: Vlada Republike Srbije