Establishment of 73rd JETRO office in Maputo, Mozambique

October 2017

On October 20, JETRO opened its 73rd overseas office in Maputo, Mozambique.
The opening ceremony of JETRO Maputo was held by inviting ranking officials of the Mozambican government and about 100 key figures of business circles from Mozambique and Japan, joined by Industry and Commerce Minister Max Tonela and Japanese Ambassador Toshio Ikeda.

In his opening remarks, Executive Vice President Katsumi Hirano stated that numerous business opportunities lie in Mozambique which has abundant resources including natural gas and coal. Following Dr. Hirano's remarks, Minister Tonela expressed his hope that the establishment of JETRO Maputo, which was referred to in the joint statement between President Nyusi and Prime Minister Abe in 2017, will further strengthen the economic ties between Mozambique and Japan. Executive Director Nemoto of JETRO Maputo made a presentation regarding JETRO's activities to promote trade and investment between the two countries.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

JETRO Executive Vice President Hirano

Industry and Commerce Minister Tonela

Japanese Ambassador Ikeda