Japan-Cabo Verde Relations

August 27, 2022
Photo session between Foreign Minister Hayashi and Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde
(Photo) Foreign Minister Hayashi’s Courtesy Call on Prime Minister CORREIA E SILVA of Cabo Verde

On August 27, commencing at 05:15 p.m. (local time; August 28, 01:15 a.m. JST) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Tunisia to attend the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8), paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. José Ulisses CORREIA E SILVA, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Correia e Silva for his participation to TICAD 8 same as the previous edition. In response, Prime Minister Correia e Silva expressed his condolences to former Prime Minister Abe, and Minister Hayashi expressed his gratitude. Prime Minister Correia e Silva then expressed his appreciation for Japan's extensive support for Cabo Verde. Both sides confirmed to work for further development of bilateral relations, including sectors such as fisheries, agriculture and renewable energy.
  2. Minister Hayashi then stated that it is essential for the international community to cooperate in its response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, and that Japan intends to continue contributing to strengthening food security in Africa. Prime Minister Correia e Silva stated that many African countries have been affected and that he appreciates the support from Japan. Minister Hayashi also raised the importance of transparency and fairness of development finance and the two sides confirmed to cooperate with each other.
  3. Furthermore, the two sides shared the view to continue to work together in responding to regional and international issues, such as North Korea, including on the nuclear, missile, and abductions issues and strengthening of the functions of the United Nations as a whole, including the Security Council reform. They also confirmed to coordinate to maintain and strengthen the NPT regime following the recent NPT Review Conference.

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