Foreign Minister Motegi’s Meeting with Ambassador Dr. Amina MOHAMED, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage of the Republic of Kenya
On January 13, commencing at around 2:00 p.m. local time (8:00 p.m. JST) for approximately 45 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who was visiting Kenya, held a meeting with Ambassador Dr. Amina MOHAMED, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage of the Republic of Kenya. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Ambassador Dr. Amina MOHAMED stated that she was pleased to meet Minister Motegi again in Kenya. In response, Minister Motegi commended the achievement of Ambassador Amina that she brought about success to the TICAD VI, the first TICAD held in Africa, by closely working with Japan as the then Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs.
- Minister Motegi shared with Ambassador Amina that many Kenyan athletes achieved great success in Japan and that the bilateral relations in the field of sports were steadily growing. In response, Ambassador Amina stated that the overall bilateral relations were advancing steadily through sports and cultural exchanges, and that she hoped to cooperate with Japan for the successful Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games including in training, sports medicine, and host town exchanges. In response, Minister Motegi stated that though Kenya could go ahead of Japan in a marathon race, he hoped Japan and Kenya would steadily advance their bilateral relations, shoulder-to-shoulder.