21 June 2021, Bangkok, Thailand
Mr. Norikazu Kuramoto, the Head of the ROCB A/P received the courtesy visit of Japan Customs friends in Bangkok, namely Mr. Tetsuro Higuchi, Customs Attaché, the Embassy of Japan in Bangkok accompanied by Mr. Rei Murakawa, his successor as well as Mr. Akihiko Fukuzono, JICA Expert stationed at Thai Customs Department on June 21 2021.
Mr. Kuramoto welcomed them and appreciated Japan Customs for its continuous support for the regional capacity building programs of WCO. He also thanked Mr. Higuchi and Mr. Fukuzono, who returned Japan at the completion of their term for providing wonderful relationship with ROCB A/P during their stay. At the same time, he is very pleased to welcome Mr. Murakawa as a new Customs Attaché from the Embassy of Japan.
Mr. Murakawa introduced his past working experience in Japan Customs and expressed his commitment to supporting ROCB A/P. He emphasized that this visit offered a great opportunity to exchange information on Customs-related capacity building activities, as well as explore synergies of future co-operation.
Taking this opportunity, Mr. Kuramoto introduced all the ROCB A/P members and asked Mr. Murakawa to keep a regular working contact with us. Then Mr. Kuramoto explained the major current initiatives of the WCO followed by the introduction on the ROCB A/P and the upcoming events in the next fiscal year.
Both parties found this visit to be a good and motivating basis for the continuing co-operation between the ROCB A/P and the Japan Customs.
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