Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki Tanizaki (Photo: Antaranews)
Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki Tanizaki (Photo: Antaranews)

Jakarta, 29  Muharram 1436/22 November 2014 (MINA) – Japan will invest more in Indonesia to remain the biggest investor in 2015, Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki Tanizaki stated  on Thursday.

“Many countries are interested to invest in Indonesia, and we agreed that Indonesia could provide more investment opportunities. So, I think Japanese investment in Indonesia will increase, while now, Japan is already the number one investor in Indonesia,” he informed newsmen after paying a courtesy visit to Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla at the latters office.

He revealed that during the meeting, they had discussed economic cooperation between the two countries. It would be prioritized by the new Indonesian government. They also spoke at length about Japans participation in infrastructure development projects in Indonesia, Antaranews quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting on Friday.

Projects relating to developing power plants, toll roads, seaports, and waterways were discussed during the meeting.

They also discussed financial cooperation and measures to overcome the economic crisis.

The Japanese ambassador remarked that during the recent APEC Summit in Beijing, China, several high-ranking officials from Japan and Indonesia had held meetings to discuss the realization of cooperation in the maritime sector.

“The two countries  plan to immediately hold meeting this year or next year ,” he reported.

He stated that during the 45-minute-long meeting with the vice president, they had also discussed the issue of natural disaster management in view of the several natural disasters that the countries have often experienced.

Indonesia extended assistance following a huge quake in Japan three years ago.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla is scheduled to receive Japanese Ambassador Yasuaki Tanizaki, Finish Ambassador Palvi Hiltuinen-Tolvio, and Palestinian Ambassador Fariz Mehdawi on Thursday.

A month after his inauguration as vice president, Jusuf Kalla has received dozens of ambassadors from friendly countries who came to pay courtesy visits and to congratulate him on his inauguration. It was also to increase cooperation with Indonesia.(T/P009/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)