Mr. Takeshi Iwaya, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Visit Kenya and Germany

March 19, 2007

1.    Mr. Takeshi Iwaya, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit Kenya and Berlin, Germany, from Tuesday, March 20 to Wednesday, 28.

2.    In Kenya, Mr. Iwaya will take part in the TICAD Ministerial Conference on Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development, which will be held on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, 23 in Nairobi, and will chair the plenary session.  Mr. Iwaya will also have talks and exchange views with leading figures of the Government of Kenya and key officials from the countries participating in the conference.

3.   Mr. Iwaya will attend the Meeting of the G8 Development Ministers to be held on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, 27 in Berlin and will discuss with G8 members development policy and challenges in international cooperation.  Development Ministers from emerging economies and heads of international organizations will be invited to some sessions of the meeting.


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