Visit to Japan by Nigerian President Obasanjo

October 27, 2004

  1. Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will visit Japan from October 31 (Sun) to November 2 (Tue).

  2. During his stay in Japan, President Obasanjo will be received by His Majesty The Emperor of Japan, have summit talks with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, and give a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the TICAD Asia-Africa Trade and Investment Conference. At the summit talks, the two leaders will have a wide-ranging exchange of views on Japan-Nigeria bilateral relations, African issues including the Darfur situation, and cooperative relations in international forums such as the U.N. Security Council reform.

  3. Nigeria has much influence on conflict and development issues in Africa as it chairs the African Union. It is expected that President Obasanjo's coming visit to Japan will not only further strengthen Japan-Nigeria bilateral relations and Japan-Africa relations, but also advance cooperation in international forums including the U.N. Security Council reform.

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