Japan-Serbia Expanded Summit Meeting and Summit Dinner Meeting
On Monday, January 15, commencing at 4:50 p.m. (12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, Japan time) for approximately 70 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held an expanded summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, attended by Japanese business representatives, during his visit to Serbia. Following this, commencing at 7:05 p.m. for approximately 105 minutes, Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe attended a dinner meeting hosted by President Vučić. The overview of the meetings is as follows.
- At the expanded summit meeting, Prime Minister Abe noted that Japanese companies are becoming more interested in Serbia because of its bright prospects for economic development. He also expressed his hope to work with Serbia to develop business and economic relations across a broad range of fields. In response, President Vučić and Prime Minister Ana Brnabić explained the investment climate in Serbia and welcomed investment from Japanese companies. In addition, the business representatives from Japan and Serbia made presentations about their projects and initiatives.
- Following this, at the dinner meeting, Prime Minister Abe delivered an address in which he mentioned sports exchanges and disaster relief efforts between Japan and Serbia. He also expressed his intention to further promote friendly relations with Serbia.