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Statement by H.E. Mr. Taro KONO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Conference of Africa's Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting

Our policies towards Africa have been shaped by our own experiences, which can be expressed in our belief that “the strength of a country lies in its people

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Having attended the United Nations General Assembly last month, I renewed my recognition that the world is facing greater uncertainty than ever before. As we believe Africa would be the most vulnerable region to such a climate, we are fully committed to working shoulder to shoulder…

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Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting

Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan will hold bilateral meetings with African Foreign Ministers with a view to further develop relationship with African countries

1. The Government of Japan, United Nations, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC) will co-organize TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo on October 6th and 7th. The main objectives of the meeting are to review the progress of measures announced at TICAD V…

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Japan-Côte d’Ivoire Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Minister Kono welcomed that a master plan on the “West Africa Growth Ring” wide-area development, which will contribute to strengthening connectivity in the West Africa region, was announced in Abidjan in January this year

On September 25, commencing at 2 p.m. (local time) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Marcel Amon-Tanoh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire,…

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Attendance of Prime Minister Abe at a meeting “A Call to Invest: Investing in Youth Jobs in Africa”

The meeting was co-hosted by the United Kingdom and Canada, and co-chaired by Rwanda and Ghana

In the evening 26 September (local time), Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting New York to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, attended a high-level meeting titled “A Call to Invest: Investing in Youth Jobs in Africa.” The meeting was co-hosted by the United Kingdom…

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Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii signs the book of Condolence for Namibia's First Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister and Speaker of the National Assembly, the late Gurirab at the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia

Ambassador Nangombe thanked Mr. Horii for expressing condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Japan

Following the passing of Namibia’s First Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister and Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab on Saturday, 14 July 2018, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Iwao Horii visited the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia to sign a condolence book and had…

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Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtsey Call on Hon. Kembo Mohadi, Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Vice President Mohadi stated that Zimbabwe will conduct this year’s election in a free, fair, peaceful and credible manner

On March 6, commencing at 1:10 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on Hon. Kembo Mohadi, Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The overview is as follows. Minister Kono welcomed the visit by Vice President Mohadi to Japan and…

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Prime Minister Abe Receives a Courtesy Call from the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

They exchanged views on the situation in North Korea and Vice President Mohadi stated that Zimbabwe will respect United Nations Security Council Resolutions and will firmly address North Korea's threat

On March 6, commencing at 9:55 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call from Hon. Kembo Mohadi, Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The overview is as follows: Prime Minister Abe welcomed the visit by Vice President Mohadi to Japan…

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Statement by Press Secretary Norio Maruyama on the Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Statement by Press Secretary Norio Maruyama on the Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: 1. The Government of Japan strongly condemns the terrorist attacks which occurred on March 2, in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. Japan expresses its condolences to all the victims and their bereaved families, and…