Japan-Uganda Relations

August 28, 2016
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
On August 28, commencing at 11:05 a.m. (local time; 5:05 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 30 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-Uganda Summit Meeting with H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Abe celebrated their first reunion since last September, and stated his desire to cooperate with President Museveni to make the first TICAD to be held in Africa a success. In response, President Museveni expressed gratitude regarding his visit to Japan last September, and welcomed the progress in the bilateral relationship since then.
  2. Following this, Prime Minister Abe expressed the desire to promote the entry of Japanese businesses into Uganda, and to jointly promote the development of the trade and investment environment. Furthermore, he announced the intent to provide Loan Aid up to the amount of approximately 13.6 billion yen to develop the electricity transmission and transformation network in Kampala. In response, President Museveni expressed gratitude for Japanese ODA to date including the provision of this Loan Aid, and expressed the desire to promote a sustainable business relationship with Japan in the future. With that, President Museveni pointed out to(ⅰ)access to the Japanese market, (ⅱ)infrastructure development, (ⅲ)tourism, and (ⅳ)Japanese investment as priority areas to profit the bilateral relationship and requested Japan for its cooperation in this regard.
  3. The two leaders also exchanged views on  such issues as African development and cooperation in the international arena including United NationsSecurity Council reform.

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