Visit to Rwanda and Zambia by Mr. Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
(Dispatch of Public and Private Sector Joint Mission for Promoting Trade and Investment in Africa)

July 23, 2018
Japanese

  1. 1. His Excellency Mr. Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs will visit the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Zambia from July 23 to 28, as head of the Public and Private Sector Joint Mission for Promoting Trade and Investment in Africa, and will have talks with government dignitaries as well as private sectors of the related countries.

    2. This will be the eleventh mission of its kind, and approximately 70 people are scheduled to participate in the mission from Japan’s business community, relevant government agencies and organizations. This mission is one of the efforts for realizing the investment for the future of Africa under public-private partnership, which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in August 2016. It is hoped that the visit of this mission will expand further the trade and investment between Japan and Africa and promote economic growth for both sides.

    (Reference 1) Itinerary

    July 23 Departure from Haneda
    July 23 Arrival in Kigali (Rwanda)
    July 25 Departure from Kigali
    July 26 Arrival in Lusaka (Zambia)
    July 27 Departure from Lusala
    July 28 Arrival in Haneda

    (Reference 2) The Public Private Sector Joint Mission for Promoting Trade and Investment in Africa
    Despatching a Public Private Sector Joint Mission for Promoting Trade and Investment in Africa started as one of the initiatives set forth at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) in 2008 with a view to promoting trade and investment in Africa.