Tokyo: Prime Minister on Japanese investments in Poland

“We have presented Poland and our economy as one of the most strongly growing ones. I firmly believe that we will see more investments in Poland and create new jobs,” said Mateusz Morawiecki following discussions with Polish and Japanese investors.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

During the second day of the visit, the head of Polish government took part in three discussions with Polish and Japanese investors held by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency. The discussions centred on new technologies, infrastructure, and the energy sector.

When discussing investments, Prime Minister stressed that Poland is one of the two countries that have been developing without recession for 30 years. “In Poland, we have created conditions for investors, which are considered among the best by research companies,” he continued. He added that Japan is the third largest economy in the world and many Japanese investors display interest in Poland.

Following the first discussion, Toru Cubo, the President of Toshiba Corporation, said that Toshiba Corporation is to open the first European production and distribution facility in Gniezno, Poland, already in 2020. The facility construction cost is to exceed PLN 100 million.

In addition, the head of Polish government met with the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess as well as with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The official dinner held by the Prime Minister of Japan is the event that ends the two-day visit of Mateusz Morawiecki.

During the discussion on infrastructure, the head of Polish government emphasised that Poland is undergoing a phase of large infrastructural investments. “For the next several years, no country in Europe will come close to the scope of road, railway, and airport construction investments carried out in Poland,” said Morawiecki about the investment concerning the construction of the Solidarity Transfer Hub in Poland.

Discussing the energy industry with entrepreneurs, the Prime Minister stressed that Poland has a unique energy mix but sees it as an opportunity. “In the energy industry, we are about to make vital decisions on nuclear energy. Japan is the most advanced country in terms of the conversion of energy from coal to gas. It may, perhaps, be the technology on which our cooperation will focus,” said the head of Polish government, who finds cooperation in the field of the energy industry strategic.

What is more, the Prime Minister pointed out that Poland and Japan may also cooperate with each other on the political terrain, easing geopolitical tensions in the region. He emphasised that we have a joint ally, the United States, that is the main guarantor of peace and safety in the world. “We have business, investments, geopolitics, and the economy in common,” concluded Mateusz Morawiecki.

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