Bahraini business delegation heads to Japan, South Korea

Manama, May 4 (BNA): A high-level delegation from Bahrain, led by Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce (MOIC), supported by Noor bint Ali Al Khulaif, Minister of Sustainable Development, is heading to visit Japan and South Korea on May 5-12.


The visit is organised by MOIC and supported by Bahrain Economic Development Board, and aimed at adding value across a multi-year investment horizon in alignment with the Economic Recovery Plan to deliver sustainable benefits to Bahrain’s investment climate, economy, and society at large.


The visit will bring together an expert team from Bahrain’s public and private sectors to promote high-impact investment opportunities in Bahrain, where in addition to key officials from the MOIC, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Bahrain EDB.


The delegation will be supported by the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), Nogaholding, Alba, Export Bahrain, and Bahrain-based Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO).


The visit is also aiming to foster strengthened economic and trade ties with the two countries, focusing on key economic sectors namely financial services, manufacturing, logistics, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and tourism.


A dynamic line up of events, site visits, and strategic meetings have been planned for the delegation to engage with influential government counterparts and representatives of leading companies with secured global reputations.


The Bahrain EDB will be hosting two headline events in Tokyo to shed light on investment opportunities.


The first exclusive roundtable will be held in collaboration with the Japan-Bahrain Economic Cooperation Association (JBECA) with select top-level executives, while the business forum will be co-hosted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), titled ‘Accessing Opportunities in MENA via Bahrain’ and invite key stakeholders from leading companies in Japan and feature two panel discussions. The first panel discussion will highlight investment opportunities in Bahrain, while the second session, titled ‘From Bahrain to the World: Stories of Success from Japanese Industry Leaders’.


The Bahrain EDB will organise a forum and networking event to discuss mutually beneficial investment opportunities in collaboration with the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in Seoul. The forum will witness sessions delivered by key members of the delegation, featuring a fireside chat to discuss Bahrain’s strategic value in enabling companies to access markets in the MENA region and beyond.


"Economic diversification and innovation are vital pillars of Bahrain’s economic growth, and this curated delegation visit aims to secure new commercial opportunities across focused sectors, which will enable Bahrain to form strategic partnerships with Japan and South Korea, further building upon strong economic and trade ties," Industry Minister said.





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