IT, heavy equipment industry and science are the main areas of further cooperation between Japan and Kharkiv region. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi focused on these areas in his speech on the development of relations between Japan and Ukraine during the 9th International Economic Forum in Kharkiv yesterday.
Shigeki Sumi reminded that his country has already invested in the tobacco and automotive industry in Ukraine. The Ambassador paid special attention to the competitive advantages of the Kharkiv region. He noted that Kharkiv has always been the center of engineering and research. According to Shigeki Sumi, it is necessary to establish closer contact between the Japanese and Kharkiv business people.
“We have a concept that it is safe to invest in the western part of Ukraine, but not in the eastern. But Kharkiv can’t be called dangerous. We need Japanese businessmen to come to Kharkiv and see that it is safe to work here. We can establish good relations between IT specialists. Not only large companies, but also small and medium enterprises want to establish contacts with Kharkiv businesses,” said the Ambassador.
Text: Iryna Klymenko
Photo: Kharkiv City Council