Prime Minister Abe Meets with Former President of Mozambique Chissano
On August 31, for about 20 minutes, from 1:50 p.m., Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting with H. E. Mr. Joaquim Alberto Chissano, Former President of Mozambique. The overview of the meeting is as follows. Former President Chissano participated in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) which was held from August 28 to 30.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Abe stated, “I am delighted to meet you again since our last meeting last August during Your Excellency’s visit to Tokyo to attend the Core Group Meeting of the Eminent Persons Group on Peace and Stability in Africa.” “With Your Excellency’s cooperation, the seventh TICAD was a success.” In response, Former President Chissano remarked, “I highly appreciate your warm welcome.” “Mutual understanding between Japan and Africa has advanced significantly thanks to the TICAD process.”
- Following that, Prime Minister Abe stated that, towards peace and stability of Africa, Japan will support institution-building, including human resources development to that end, and Africa-led mediation and arbitration efforts. In response, Former President Chissano stressed that institution-building is important for peace and stability in Africa, and also appreciated and welcomed New Approach for Peace and Stability in Africa (NAPSA) announced by Prime Minister Abe.