The minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in office, Reyes Maroto, has ended his three-day stay in Japan by meeting with executives of these companies, leaders in their respective sectors.
The objective of these meetings has been to transfer to its managers the opportunities offered by Spain for future investment projects in sectors such as energy, agri-food or automotive, with the idea of turning Spain into a European leader in sustainable mobility. Maroto explained the guarantees offered by our country as a global platform for its investments, both towards Europe and Latin America, and the Government of Spain's commitment to reindustrialization, innovation, digitalization and the energy transition.
Accompanied by the Ambassador, Jorge Toledo, the minister met in the morning with Nissan's vice president, Osamu Goto, to analyze the company's plans in Europe and explore opportunities to consolidate and expand its operations in Spain. Maroto expressed the Government's support to the automotive sector and, given the uncertainty of Brexit, called Spain a "safe bet" for the development of electric vehicles.
At noon, he held a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Panasonic, Shusaku Nagae, to analyze opportunities in renewable energies, ecological solutions in the home and transformation of urban mobility. Panasonic is the second world producer of batteries, and develops collaborations with the Spanish company FICOSA.
Late in the afternoon, again at the Embassy of Spain, he met with Mitsui's president, Tatsuo Yasunaga, with whom he analyzed possibilities in sectors such as energy, desalination plants, agri-food or health services. Mitsui operates in numerous productive sectors, and in the specific area of the automotive industry it has collaboration agreements with the Spanish company Gestamp.
Maroto – who participated during the weekend in the G20 meeting of Ministers of Commerce and Digital Economy of Tsukuba- has completed his day with a visit to the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in Tokyo, which has also attended the Minister of Economy and Enterprise acting, Nadia Calviño, who has participated in the G20 Finance and Finance Ministers of Fukuoka.