Japan-Guinea Summit Meeting
On August 28, for about 15 minutes, from 5:45 p.m., Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit meeting with H.E. Prof. Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, in Yokohama, Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows. President Condé is visiting Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held from August 28 to 30.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Abe stated, “We had a thorough discussion during Your Excellency’s visit to Japan two years ago, and building on that discussion, we have been promoting our bilateral relations”. In response, President Condé expressed appreciation for the warm welcome received and the cooperation from Japan since the President’s last visit in areas such as fisheries and agriculture.
- Following that, Prime Minister Abe stated Japan’s intention to support fisheries through the grant aid “Economic and Social Development Programme” recently signed as well as the improvement of logistics through the grant aid “Project for Reconstruction of the Soumba bridge on the National Road No.3.” In response, President Condé expressed Guinea’s expectation for cooperation from Japan including support for young people’s capacity building, investment by Japanese companies, and financing from Japan.
- The two leaders also exchanged views regarding cooperation in the international arena, including UN Security Council reform, and the North Korea situation.