The Japan International Cooperation Agency will beef up its bilateral ties and global development work with key institutions in China and South Korea.
JICA President Sadako Ogata visited China and Korea in early September.
Ogata held talks with Park Dae-won, president of the Korean International Cooperation Agency, Dong Soo Kim, president of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, and former South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo and other government and academic officials.
The KOICA chief recommended conducting annual meetings to plan joint projects with JICA in Asian countries such as Laos and Cambodia.
Meanwhile, Japan will host a training program for staff of the Department of Aid to Foreign Countries, Ministry of Commerce of China.
Japan will also hold a dialogue between China and Japan’s agricultural experts to better carry out agricultural assistance work in Africa.