Japan-Kenya Relations

March 17, 2022

On March 17, commencing at shortly after 7:00 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with H.E. Hon. Uhuru KENYATTA, President of the Republic of Kenya. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Kishida stated that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine constitutes a serious violation of international law, and is outrageous actions which shake the foundations of the international order, including not only of Europe but also Africa and Asia. In response, President Kenyatta said that Kenya is gravely concerned by the current situation in Ukraine. Both leaders confirmed that they would continue to closely collaborate on this matter.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan wishes to closely collaborate with Kenya, serving as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and to work together for the Security Coucil reform. The two leaders confirmed that the two countries would continue efforts to achieve the reform.
  3. The two leaders also had an exchange of views about bilateral relations and confirmed that they would strengthen their cooperation for TICAD 8 scheduled to be held in August 2022.

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