Japan-Mauritius Summit Meeting
On August 29, for approximately 15 minutes, from 5:15 p.m., Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a Summit Meeting with the Honorable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, in Yokohama, Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows. Prime Minister Jugnauth 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 “Mauritius is a stable democratic country, and I expects Prime Minister Jugnauth’s contribution during TICAD7, which aims to promote business.” In response, Prime Minister Jugnauth stated, “I wish to extend appreciation for Japan’s cordial welcome. I hope to further strengthen the relationship between Japan and Mauritius as countries that share values including the rule of law and democratic values.”
- Following that, Prime Minister Abe referred to the holding of the Special Conference on Promoting Cooperation in the Western Indian Ocean and stated that Japan intends to cooperate with Mauritius to develop the Indian Ocean as a free and open ocean, and that, to that end, Japan will support strengthening of maritime security capacity through the recently signed “The Economic and Social Development Programme.” Furthermore, Prime Minister Abe welcomed the fact that the Tokyo Office of the Economic Development Board (EDB) Mauritius was opened on August 1. In response, Prime Minister Jugnauth stated that Mauritius places importance on strengthening connectivity, and he will support efforts to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific. Prime Minister Jugnauth also expressed his gratitude for the support provided by Japan to date, and stated his expectation for further support from Japan in such areas as disaster prevention and measures for maritime accidents.
- The two leaders also exchanged views regarding cooperation in the international arena, including UN Security Council reform, and the North Korea situation.