Japan-Nauru Summit Meeting
On May 22, commencing at 4:05 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit meeting with H. E. Baron Divavesi WAQA, President of the Republic of Nauru, who is visiting Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture to attend the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7). The outline of the meeting is as follows.
1. Prime Minister Abe welcomed President Waqa to Japan, and stated that he would like to work together for the success of PALM7, this time being held in a disaster-affected area, and to build a new partnership between Japan and the Pacific Island countries.
2. Prime Minister Abe conveyed the Government’s intention to provide 200 million yen in funding for equipment related to port development, and stated that Japan would continue to provide robust support for the sustainable development of Nauru. President Waqa expressed his gratitude for Japan’s cooperation to Nauru over many years and explained the needs for assistance in the field of port development, requesting Japan’s continued support.
3. Prime Minister Abe requested cooperation on Japan’s proposal to the United Nations regarding the World Tsunami Day. The two leaders exchanged views on issues and cooperation in the international community, including climate change, fishery and the UN Security Council reform.