Japan’s government has accepted the invitation from Colombia to start working together on a free trade agreement.
In late October, the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism received a communique from the Japanese government, Trade Minister Sergio Diaz-Granados said in an interview with Colombian newspaper El Tiempo.
Tokyo said it will send a 10-man delegation, with representatives from the government, private sector and academia to Colombia to initiate trade talks.
The Japanese delegation are due to arrive November 28.
President Juan Manuel Santos visited Japan in September. The Colombian head of state and his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, then signed the Investment Promotion and Reciprocal Protection Agreement.