Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtsey Call on Hon. Kembo Mohadi, Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
March 6, 2018
On March 6, commencing at 1:10 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on Hon. Kembo Mohadi, Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The overview is as follows.
- Minister Kono welcomed the visit by Vice President Mohadi to Japan and expressed his expectation that democracy and economic development will progress in Zimbabwe under the leadership of President Mnangagwa and stated that Japan is willing to continue supporting Zimbabwe’s efforts to realize these goals and to strengthen the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries. Minister Kono also stated that he expects to see this year’s election lead to strengthening of the rule of law in Zimbabwe and of mutual trust between Zimbabwe and the international community, and that Japan is providing assistance for voter registration process and voter education campaign for the upcoming election.
- Vice President Mohadi stated that he had delivered Prime Minister Abe a letter from President Mnangagwa earlier that day and expressed his hope to further strengthen the friendly relationship between Japan developed over the years. He also stated that Zimbabwe will conduct this year’s election in a free, fair, peaceful and credible manner, and that since the inauguration of President Mnangagwa, the government of Zimbabwe is carrying out various reforms to promote private investment which as a result has opened the business opportunity in Zimbabwe.
- They exchanged views on regional affairs including the situation in North Korea and on cooperation in the international arena including the United Nations Security Council reform.