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Weekly Report - 06 December 2018 (WR-18-48)

TRACKING TRENDS

PARAGUAY | Economic cooperation with Japan. On 2 December Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a series of bilateral economic cooperation accords. The agreements were signed during Abe’s official visit to Paraguay, the first by a Japanese head of state. Among the agreements signed, the two leaders highlighted the one under which the Japanese government will donate US$4.4m to develop a healthcare programme in Paraguay, and another that will see the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) donate US$23.5m to Paraguay’s national navigation and ports administration (ANNP) to pay for the construction of a dredger that will allow the ANNP to dredge the River Paraguay, the country’s main waterway, regularly.

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