Dubai Airport Freezone's director general, Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, met with Kazuyuki Hamada, Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to discuss ways to strengthen industry relations between the two parties.
Kazuyuki said: "The Middle East represents an increasingly significant business opportunity for Japan and we believe that Dubai Airport Freezone is a likeminded partner for such future business relation.
The meeting was also attended by the Japanese Consul General of Japan Ashiki and other senior officials from the Freezone.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to provide support and intelligence to Japanese companies interested in establishing themselves in the Middle East, and vice versa."
Kazuyuki said that his country is seeking to further strengthen the relations with the UAE, within the investment sectors and through strategic business partnerships in order to exchange experiences related to the operation of private free zones.
He said that Dubai is a strategic location, which attracts Japanese companies who are seeking to enhance their business investment opportunities and looking for a strong foothold from which to promote distribution in the Middle East. He said many Japanese companies are looking forward to working in Dubai, which occupies a leading position in the rankings Japanese External Trade Organisation to promote trade between Japan and various countries.