Japan-Uganda Relations

Foreign Minister Kono Holds Luncheon Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda

August 25, 2017

  • Luncheon Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda 1
  • Luncheon Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda 2

On August 25, commencing at 12:40 for approximately 70 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a luncheon meeting with the Hon. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, during his visit to Maputo, the Republic of Mozambique, to attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kono wholeheartedly welcomed Minister Kutesa’s attendance at the TICAD Ministerial Meeting. He also stated that in order to promote investment activities by Japanese companies in Uganda, an investment agreement is essential, and that he hopes to hold a preliminary consultation as soon as possible toward the launch of negotiations. In response, Minister Kutesa expressed his gratitude toward Japan’s support, including for human resources development, and his hope that Minister Kono will visit Uganda.
  2. Following this, the two ministers discussed the situation in South Sudan and recognized the importance of cooperation toward the improvement of the situation in the country, including initiatives through the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
  3. In addition, the two ministers exchanged views on cooperation in the international arena, including the development of Africa and United Nations Security Council reform.