Prime Minister Abe Held Talks with the President of Senegal
June 27, 2019
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
On June 27, commencing at 12:45 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held talks with H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, during his visit to Osaka to attend the G20 Osaka Summit.
- Prime Minister Abe expressed his welcome to meet President Sall again in Japan after one-and-a-half year and congratulated once again the reelection of President Sall at the Presidential Election held last February.In response, President Sall expressed his gratitude towards multiple supports from Japan, especially in the field of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as well as Human Resource Development, and expressed his congratulations to the enthronement of the Emperor and changing the name of the era to “Reiwa”. The President also stated that he expects more investment by Japanese companies in Senegal.
- The two leaders exchanged views on the G20 Osaka Summit which is opening tomorrow, and shared the view that Japan and Senegal will continue to work closely to send out a strong message on the important global issues including trade, digital economy and environment, with a view to holding the Summit successfully.
- Prime Minister Abe expressed that he intends to support African development in terms of strengthening business relations and health sector and that he looks forward to meeting President Sall again in Japan at the occasion of TICAD7, which will be held in this August and the two leaders confirmed to strengthen bilateral relations.