Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 8 / Trend D.Azizov /
The newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Uzbekistan Fumihiko Kato presented copies of his credentials to Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Monday, the press service of the Foreign Ministry said.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on a wide range of issues of cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats.
It was noted that the parties attach great importance to the implementation of the agreements reached during the official visit of President Islam Karimov to Japan in February 2011.
The sides considered promising areas of cooperation in the political, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
The parties also discussed the proposals for the intensification of contacts at various levels, especially in trade, economic and investment spheres and discussed topical issues of international and regional issues.
Fumihiko Kato succeeded in office Eshihisu Kuroda, who completed his activities in Uzbekistan in February 2013.
Diplomatic relations between the countries were established in the end of January 1992. In January 1993, the Japanese Embassy was opened in Tashkent and in February 1996 - the Uzbek embassy in Tokyo.
Uzbek-Japanese relations are characterized by mutual respect and trust, which contributes to the development of political, trade, economic and investment cooperation.
Japanese investments in the Uzbek economy to date exceed $ 2.3 billion. Japan invests in projects in the field of railway transport, oil and gas, energy, mining, automotive, telecommunications, electronics and textile industries.
According to the 2012 results, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $214.7 million.
There are 11 enterprises with Japanese capital operating in Uzbekistan in the fields of transport, tourism, health care, engineering and metalworking, light industry.