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MOU Signed with Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI)

Tokyo, 8 January 2021 - Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Japan Mr. Enis Xhemaili visited the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) where he was received by the President of JOI Mr. Kohei Nakanishi. During this visit, aiming at deepening economic relations between Kosovo and Japan, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Japan and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI).

“The MOU between the Embassy and JOI provides to the Japanese potential investors direct access, advice and information on the investment climate in Kosovo. Hence, we look forward to more Japanese foreign direct investments in Kosovo.” said Mr. Enis Xhemaili, Chargé d'affaires a.i. during a meeting.

On the other hand, Mr. Kohei Nakanishi, President of JOI, said: "Kosovo has great potential of growth with young people and we look forward to providing the information on the investment climate in Kosovo to Japanese companies by cooperating with the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Japan.”

On this occasion, a fruitful discussion was held about different economic aspects in Kosovo, as an attractive country for investment, doing business, and a country with a high potential for attracting Japanese investors.

This agreement provides for in the future the embassy and JOI jointly to organise seminars, presentations and business forums on Kosovo aiming of also connecting businesses between the two countries.

Japan Institute for Overseas Investment - JOI (www.joi.or.jp) is a think-tank established in 1991 with the initiative and contribution of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to promote Japanese FDI and international businesses.

JOI collects and analyses a wide range of information from various institutions and organisations in Japan and overseas and provides such information to JOI members of over 200 organisations including most of major Japanese companies, through business seminars, publications, web services, and research activities. Members of JOI include manufacturers, construction and engineering businesses, trading houses, utility companies, financial institutions, law firms, accounting and consulting firms, etc. Special members of JOI are foreign embassies in Japan.

In 2020, JOI organized over 50 activities, most of them online webinars.