Japan-Egypt Summit Video Conference Meeting
On August 27, commencing at 20:55 for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a video conference with H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, who is visiting Tunisia to attend the TICAD8. The overview is as follows:
- At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida told that he hoped to lead TICAD 8 to a success with the cooperation of Prime Minister Madbouly, thanking him for his participation in the TICAD8,
- The two leaders concurred on further developing bilateral relations based on the outcome of TICAD 8. The two leaders also confirmed that cooperation regarding the Suez Canal Economic Zone, the continuation and expansion of the acceptance of doctoral and other students from Africa to the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), development of Japanese-style education in Egypt and cooperation for the success of COP27, of which Egypt holds the presidency.
- The two leaders then discussed the international situation. Prime Minister Kishida stated that Russia's aggression against Ukraine shakes the very foundations of the international order and that it is essential for the international community to cooperate in their response. Announcing the contribution for issuance of Samurai bond and the yen loan, Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan will continue financial cooperation in order to support Egypt’s economy in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine. Prime Minister Kishida also explained Japan’s recent decision on food assistance to Egypt. In response, Prime Minister Madbouly expressed his gratitude for Japan's support. Prime Minister Kishida also stated the importance of transparency and fairness of development finance and the two leaders confirmed to cooperate with each other.
- Furthermore, the two leaders shared the view to work together in addressing regional and international issues, such as strengthening of the functions of the United Nations as a whole, including Security Council reform. They also confirmed to coordinate to maintain and strengthen the NPT regime following the recent NPT Review Conference.