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João Lourenço travels to Nagoya with a visit to the Toyota factory to mark the agenda

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, headed, this Tuesday, to Nagoya, a city in Japan. The Head of State's agenda, during his visit to that city, will be marked by a visit to the Toyota car factory.

: Mauro Romeu/Angop
Mauro Romeu/Angop  

According to Angop, in Nagoya, the President of the Republic will establish contacts with the leaders of the Toyota Tsusho Group, which intends to set up a vehicle assembly line and spare parts factory in Angola.

It should be noted that the Japanese group already has some presence on Angolan soil, being associated with the construction and expansion project of the container terminal at the Port of Namibe and also with the requalification of the Saco-Mar ore terminal, in the same area, he writes. to Angop.

As for Wednesday, the agenda of the head of state – who has been in Japan since last Sunday, on an official visit – includes a trip to Kyoto, where, according to Angop, he will carry out activities of a cultural and protocol nature.

Toyota Tsusho CEO invites Japanese businessmen to invest in Angola

Speaking this Monday at the Angola-Japan Business Forum, the president and executive director (CEO) of Toyota Tsusho, Ichiro Kashitani, invited Japanese businessmen to invest in the Angolan market.

Considering that there are immense opportunities in the country and safe enough for foreign investment, the official said he was interested in "being a bridge to connect the two countries", writes Jornal de Angola.

Quoted by Jornal de Angola, the also Japanese consul in Angola said that he felt – in January of this year, when he returned to Angolan soil, after covid-19 – a country with potential and that in the meetings held he also felt the commitment of governance.

The CEO of the Japanese company also mentioned that, on a physical level, there is a distance between the two countries, however, he said he felt that, in fact, that distance does not exist and that investors will find conditions for "good" business in Angola, writes the Jornal de Angola.

In turn, the JBIC - Bank of Japan for International Cooperation currently has 30 billion yen (112 billion kwanzas) available for investments in Africa, assured the director general of the Department of Energy and Financial Solutions, Manabu Kato, who, quoted by Jornal de Angola, added that there are green financing lines with attractive interest rates.

Cited by Jornal de Angola, the person in charge, among other matters, also made reference to the works that are being developed in Namibe, informing that they have his funding and, even so, remain available for new operations.


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