Japan-Uganda Relations

August 29, 2019

On August 29, for about 15 minutes, from 9:25 a.m., Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit meeting with H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, in Yokohama, Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows. President Museveni is visiting Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held from August 28 to 30.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Abe stated, “We are always reassured by your continuous attendance to TICAD summit meetings.” We appreciate President Museveni’s roles he has played over many years and his influence on peace and stability in and around Uganda.” In response, President Museveni offered his appreciation for the hosting of TICAD7 and Japan’s support in the development of infrastructure including electricity, roads, and bridges.
  2. Following that, Prime Minister Abe expressed his intention to contribute to the improvement in transportation in Uganda through recently signed two projects, namely a grant aid “The Project for the Improvement of Traffic Control in Kampala City,” and a grant aid with the cooperation of the UNIDO “The Project for Development of the Construction Equipment Operator Training Center.” Moreover, Prime Minister Abe said Japan would send an experienced expert on agriculture with the aim of improving agricultural productivity. Prime Minister Abe then stated that he hoped to deepen cooperation further in the field of health through a memorandum of cooperation for Africa Health and Well-Being Initiative and other forms of cooperation. In response, President Museveni stressed the importance of industrial human resources development including nurturing trainers and expressed expectation towards promotion of further investments from Japan.
  3. The two leaders also exchanged views regarding cooperation in the international arena, including UN Security Council reform, and the North Korea situation.

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