Japan-Senegal Summit Meeting
On June 27, commencing at 2:40 p.m. (local time) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting Germany for the G7 Summit, held a summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida stated that important bilateral cooperation projects, such as the promotion of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), are making progress and expressed his hope that TICAD 8 to be held in August this year would be an opportunity to strongly support African-led development and set out a pathway for African development. President Sall expressed his appreciation for Japan's cooperation in a wide range of fields, including the health sector, and both leaders confirmed to strengthen cooperation for the success of the TICAD 8.
- Prime Minister Kishida expressed his concern over the pain inflicted on Africa as a result of Russia's aggression against Ukraine. Pointing out that Russia is causing a global food crisis by inflicting damage to Ukraine's agriculture and hindering grain exports, Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan would provide food assistance to African countries. In response, President Sall stated that it is important to call for dialogue to bring the war to an early end and that it is necessary to address its negative impact on the world, especially on Africa, where there are many poor countries.
- The two leaders also exchanged views on the United Nations reform, including Security Council reform and strengthening of the functions of the United Nations as well as regional situation in East Asia and other issues, including response to North Korea’s nuclear, missile and abductions issues. The two leaders concurred to continue working closely together to address these issues.