A Japanese economic mission had talks with Egyptian government officials on Monday (10 December). The?
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Background: A Japanese economic mission had talks with Egyptian government officials on Monday (10 December). The meeting came during a tour of Middle East countries by the Japanese delegation, who have been promoting their country in the region.
The Japanese mission is headed by Mr. Kanne Waters. Their tour has already taken them to Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Monday's meeting was held at the Finance Ministry in Cairo. The Egyptian delegation was headed by Mr. Abdul Aziz Higazi, the country's Deputy Premier and Minister of Commerce. Also present was the Chairman of the Japanese-Arab Friendship Society, Dr. Nakatany.
Besides discussing trade and economic ???atters, observers feel the Japanese have been raising the question of the Arab oil cut-back during their Middle Eastern tour. The cut-back has already had a serious impact on Japan, and Japan is busy seeking Arab cooperation to restore her oil imports to pre-cut back levels.
SYNOPSIS: Japanese and Egyptian trade experts met in Cairo's Finance Ministry building on Monday. The talks came during a tour of Middle Easter nations by the Japanese economic mission. The twenty-man team is being led by Mr. Kanne Waters.
The Japanese delegation included the Chairman of the Japanese Friendship Society, Dr. Nakatany. Besides discussing trade between the two countries, observers feel the Japanese may have raised the question of the Arab oil cut-back, which has seriously affected Japan's economy. The Egyptian side was headed by the Finance Minister, Mr. Abdul Aziz Higazi.
By the time they return home, the Japanese mission will have visited Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Libya, as well as Egypt. Their visit to Cairo coincides with the visit to Japan by two leading Arab Oil Ministers, and the departure from Tokyo of the Japanese Deputy Premier, who is making a twenty-day tour of the Middle-East.