Japan-Guinea Relations

May 27, 2017

On May 27, commencing at about 12:15 a.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting the Italian Republic to attend the G7 Taormina Summit, held a meeting with H.E. Prof. Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, who attended the G7 Outreach Meeting. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Abe offered his congratulations on President Condé’s appointment as this year’s Chairman of the African Union, and stated that he hopes to continue to strengthen the bilateral relationship, and hopes to cooperate with President Condé to advance the United Nations (UN) reform.
  2. In response, President Condé expressed afresh his gratitude for the support extended by Japan thus far, and in particular the support from Japan at the time of the Ebola virus disease outbreak. Additionally, President Condé mentioned the public-private efforts amounting to approx.. 30 billion U.S. dollars that Prime Minister Abe announced at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) last year, and stated that he hopes to make concrete progress with a variety of cooperative projects in the future, including in the agricultural field.
  3. At the end of the meeting Prime Minister Abe stated that he hopes to pursue support in the agricultural field based on successful examples in Africa, and explained that health is also a field Japan attaches importance to and Japan is prepared to continue to provide the necessary support.

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