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Prime Minister Gruevski visits Japan, Korea and China.

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski led the government delegation made up of Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski, the Minister without Portfolio responsible for foreign investments, Bill Pavleski, and the Director of the Directorate for Technological and Industrial Development Zones, Viktor Mizo, on their tour of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China, which started on 30 June.

During their visit to Japan, Prime Minister Gruevski had a meeting with Crown Prince Naruhito, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and distinguished members of the Japanese Parliament, led by Takao Makino, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. At the business forum organized in Tokyo in cooperation with Financial Times, the Macedonian delegation promoted the incentives that the Republic of Macedonia offers to foreign investors. In a bid to strike cooperation in the field of health care, Prime Minister Gruevski also had a meeting with the management of Tokyo General Hospital.

In Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on 2 July, Prime Minister Gruevski and the members of the government delegation attended another business forum organized in cooperation with Financial Times, at which they presented the conditions for making investments in the Republic of Macedonia in the automotive, ICT and tourism industries.

Within the framework of their visit to the People's Republic of China, the Macedonian government delegation visited the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and met the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying. The delegation also visited Queen Mary Hospital, where they tabled possibilities for cooperation in the health care sector, and attended the business forum organized by Financial Times at which the opportunities for investment in Macedonia were promoted.

In Guangzhou, on 4 July, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski met a delegation of the authorities of Guangdong Province led by Guangdong Province Vice Governor Xu Shaohua. The delegation also attended the business forum organized in cooperation with Weibo Group, the company that has already announced its intention of investing in the northeastern part of Macedonia and creating 5,000 jobs. The Macedonian delegation held a separate meeting with Weibo Group's management.

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Title Annotation:DIPLOMATIC NEWS
Publication:Macedonian Diplomatic Bulletin
Geographic Code:9JAPA
Date:Jun 1, 2014
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