Manama, June 23 (BNA): Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa has stressed Bahrain's keenness to boost cooperation with Japan in various fields, especially with regard to the economy and investments, in a manner that reflects the depth of the close relations between the two countries.
The minister highlighted Bahrain's development and growth at all levels, thanks to the attention accorded by HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the keenness and follow-up of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
Shaikh Salman was speaking as he met with the Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Honda Taro on a visit to the Kingdom as Bahrain and Japan celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
An agreement to encourage and protect investment between Bahrain and Japan was signed.
Shaikh Salman stressed the importance of the agreement to consolidate economic and investment cooperation between Bahrain and Japan.
The agreement aims to provide an appropriate investment environment to enhance activities by investors in Bahrain and Japan, encourage investment between the two countries, and highlight Bahrain as an attractive investment destination for Japanese companies.