Mr. Obasanjo, President of Nigeria, to Visit Japan

September 4, 2006

  1. Chief. Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will visit Japan from September 14 (Thu) to September 16 (Sat).
  2. During his stay, President Obasanjo will have talks with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and important figures of Japan and exchange views on such matters as the bilateral relationship including economic cooperation, Japan-Africa relations including cooperation in the international arena, and the regional affairs.
  3. This visit has been set up due to President Obasanjo's strong wish to express his sincere appreciation for cooperation from the Government of Japan to Nigeria directly to Prime Minister Koizumi before he resigns. The last Japan-Nigeria summit meeting was held about two years ago when President Obasanjo visited Japan in November 2004 to attend the TICAD Asia-Africa Trade Investment Conference (AATIC).
  4. President Obasanjo is a Japano-phile who has visited Japan for more than 10 times, including the official visit in 2001, visits in 2003 to attend the Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD III), and in 2004 to attend the AATIC.

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