Jun 13, 2024

Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) proudly participated, as one of the organizers, in the Serbian Economic Mission to Japan


Director of the Sector for International Cooperation, Mr. Nikola Jankovic, as a representative of RAS, had the honor of being a member of the government-business delegation in Tokyo from June 3rd to 6th. The visit aimed to introduce Japanese investors to the economic potentials Serbia offers, and to present Serbia as a reliable partner.

During the visit, delegation members had the opportunity to meet with senior officials from various ministries, engage in the Business Forum with representatives from the most influential Japan Business Federation Keidanren, and hold meetings with key corporations like Mitsubishi Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, JTI (Japan Tobacco International) and Takeda.

Particularly significant for RAS were the meetings with top executives of companies already invested in Serbia, such as Nidec Motor Corporation and JFE Shoji Corporation, where discussions revolved around their global and future plans regarding Serbia. Both companies remain committed to Serbia as their primary location for further business expansion in Europe. RAS will continue to provide necessary support to these companies and potential new investors from Japan.




The Serbian official delegation comprised the Ministers of Trade, Science, and Economy, Mr. Tomislav Momirović, Ms. Jelena Begovicć, and Ms. Adrijana Mesarović, as well as the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Mr. Marko Cadez. The visit to Japan was organized in great collaboration with the Embassy of Serbia in Japan, the Embassy of Japan in Serbia, and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. The business part of the delegation consisted of representatives from Serbian companies ELIXIR Group, MIND Group, MIKROELEKTRONIKA, BITGEAR, SMARTCAT, and Pepper Consulting Group.