Japan-Kenya Relations

August 26, 2016
Japan-Kenya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 1
Japan-Kenya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting 2
On Friday, August 26, commencing at 8:15 a.m. (local time; 2:15 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 45 minutes, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1 At the beginning, Minister Kishida expressed his gratitude for the Government of Kenya's efforts towards the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) and welcomed that the Japan-Kenya Investment Agreement is scheduled to be signed in a few days. In response, Cabinet Secretary Amina expressed her gratitude for Japan's long-standing support to Kenya, and stated that the bilateral relationship has become further robust thanks to this visit to Kenya by Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and the holding of TICAD VI.

2 Minister Kishida stated that he would like to cooperate with Kenya to realize United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform. Cabinet Secretary Amina renewed her engagement to actively address this issue.

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