SKOPJE, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Macedonia and Japan have a huge potential for closer cooperation and the newly established Japanese embassy in Macedonian capital will serve to expand and deepen such cooperation.
Such statement was made Thursday by Macedonian parliament speaker Talat Xhaferi after the meeting he had with Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane.
During the meeting, Xhaferi and Nakane agreed that bilateral cooperation between Macedonia and Japan should focus on economy, education and culture, Macedonian parliament said in a press release.
The two high officials also discussed about the formation of a parliamentary friendship group as a cooperation bridge between two countries.
The Embassy of Japan to Macedonia officially opened in Skopje on Wednesday, in the attendance of Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane and Ambassador Keiko Haneda.
Japanese ambassador voiced commitment of his team to work hard in order to enhance bilateral relations in all fields.
Meanwhile, State Minister Nakane said the embassy's opening aimed at further development of friendly relations between the two countries.