Japan-Mozambique Relations

August 26, 2016
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
On August 26, commencing at 1:05 p.m. (local time; 7:05 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who was visiting Nairobi,  Kenya, to attend the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held a Japan-Mozambique Summit Meeting (working lunch) with H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
  1. At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Abe expressed his heartfelt welcome to President Nyusi for his attendance at TICAD VI, and expressed gratitude for the welcome he received from the people of Mozambique during his visit in 2014. Prime Minister Abe also extended his hopes for the cooperation of President Nyusi for ensuring that the first TICAD meeting  held in Africa is a success. In response, President Nyusi expressed his willingness to cooperate for  TICAD as well, and expressed gratitude for Prime Minister Abe's precious visit and for holding the bilateral meeting on this occasion.
  2. Following this, Prime Minister Abe expressed his strong intention to strengthen relations between Japan and Mozambique and more broadly Africa. In response, President Nyusi welcomed the increase of Japanese investment toward Mozambique. Furthermore, he mentioned that infrastructure, human resources among other toward priority areas in this TICAD meeting are all important to the development of Mozambique and expressed his intention to advance cooperation in these areas.
  3. Prime Minister Abe welcomed the progress in the development of the Nacala Corridor, and informed that Japan is providing food and nutrition assistance to mitigate the harm caused by El Ni?o. Furthermore, Prime Minister Abe expressed his hope for the improvement in the investment environment of Mozambique. In response, President Nyusi expressed gratitude and his strong hope that Japan and Mozambique would advance cooperation in a wide range of areas.
  4. President Nyusi expressed his intention to visit Japan  next year, and Prime Minister Abe welcomed this.
  5. The two leaders also exchanged views on such matters  as African development and cooperation in the international arena, including United Nations Security Council reform.

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