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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

State Minister Kishi attends the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees

The Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees was co-hosted by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, and Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in light of the fact that Uganda is hosting a great number of refugees from neighboring countries like South Sudan

1. Mr. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, visited the Republic of Uganda from June 22 to 23 and attended the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees. 2. State Minister Kishi made a statement (PDF) on Japan's policy of comprehensive refugee assistance and its implementation in Uganda at the summit meeting.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Guinea Summit Meeting

Subsequently the two leaders held a joint press occasion at which President Condé invited Prime Minister Abe to visit Guinea and the two leaders issued a joint statement between Japan and Guinea

On June 20, commencing at 6:15 p.m. for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, who was making an Official Working Visit to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi to Visit Ethiopia, the AU headquarters, Jordan and Lebanon and Attend the Opening Ceremony of China-Africa High-level Dialogue on Poverty Reduction and Development and the Think-tank Forum in Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Workineh Gebeyehu, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Signing and Exchange of Notes concerning Grant Aid to the Republic of Guinea

This programme will contribute to solving Guinea’s development challenges in the health sector

1. On June 20, following the Japan-Republic of Guinea Summit Meeting held in Tokyo, Mr. Hisanobu Hasama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Guinea, and H.E. Mr. Senkoun Sylla, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Guinea to Japan, signed and exchanged notes concerning 200…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Project for the Expansion of Dormitory Mumias USD 85,321

With the objective of improving the educational environment, the project received a grant amount of USD 85,321 (approx. Kshs 8.2 Million) which was used for the construction of 2 dormitories to accommodate 200 girls at St. Anne’s Girls Primary School

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. The official handing over ceremony of “The Project for the Expansion of Dormitory for St. Anne’s Girls Primary School” was held in Mumias Central Division, Mumias…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-UK Collaboration to Clear Landmines in Angola

The project will clear a total of 191,692 square meters of land from landmines, benefitting more than 2,490 local residents

Given that the signing ceremony of the contract between the UK and an NGO called the “Halo Trust” regarding assistance to clear landmines was conducted in Angola on June 15, by combining it with Japan’s assistance for the Halo Trust, Japan-UK collaboration to clear landmines in Angola has been realized.…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

Global transit system to boost India trade

The milestone decision puts India and her neighbours at the centre of efforts to increase overland trade and regional integration across South Asia and beyond, fast-tracking the region’s potential to become a strategic trade hub

India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations TIR Convention (www.IRU.org/tir).  Managed and developed by IRU (www.IRU.org), the world road transport organisation, TIR is the global standard for goods customs transit. The milestone decision puts India and her neighbours at the centre of efforts to increase overland…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

President of the Republic of Guinea to Visit Japan

This is the first bilateral official visit of a President of Guinea to Japan in history

1. H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea will visit Japan from Monday, June 19 to Thursday, June 22, 2017. President Condé is the Chairperson of the African Union in 2017. 2. During his stay in Japan, the President will hold meetings with Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime…