Japan-Tanzania Summit Meeting
On August 31, for about 20 minutes, from 12:50 pm, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a Japan-Tanzania Summit Meeting with Hon. Mr. Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania. The overview of the meeting is as follows. Prime Minister Majaliwa participated in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held from August 28 to 30.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Abe stated, “Tanzania has been one of the largest partners of Japan’s development cooperation for many years. TICAD7 was a great success thanks to the assistance of Prime Minister Majaliwa.” In response, Prime Minister Majaliwa expressed, “Thank you so much for the invitation to TICAD7. Leveraging this invaluable opportunity, we would like to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.”
- Following that, Prime Minister Abe referred to the holding of the Special Conference on Promoting Cooperation in the Western Indian Ocean, and stated that Japan intends to cooperate to develop the Indian Ocean into a free and open ocean. Furthermore, Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan intends to advance cooperation in the field of health through a Memorandum of Cooperation on the Africa Health and Wellbeing Initiative and other means, and also requested the assistance of Prime Minister Majaliwa to boost business between the two countries. Moreover, Prime Minister Abe expressed his intent to support the upgrade of road and water distribution equipment in order to improve the living environment of the community residents. In response, Prime Minister Majaliwa expressed his gratitude for Japan’s cooperation in a wide scope of areas such as education, water, infrastructure, agriculture and sport as well as referred to his sincere expectation for Japan’s investment in manufacturing, fishery, energy industry and on, while emphasizing that Tanzania is promoting development of its business environment.
- The two leaders also exchanged views regarding cooperation in the international arena, including UN Security Council reform, and the North Korea situation.