Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for the Inauguration Ceremony of the President of Zimbabwe
August 28, 2018
On 26th August, Mr. Kazunori Tanaka, a member of the House of Representatives and the Vice President of the Japan-African Union Parliamentary Friendship League, visited the Republic of Zimbabwe, as the Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
1. Mr. Tanaka attended the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony held at the national stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, during which President Mnangagwa took the oath of office as new President and made his inauguration speech.
2. Mr. Tanaka paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa to hand over the personal letter from Prime Minister Abe and to offer his congratulations on the inauguration of President Mnangagwa. In the courtesy call, Mr. Tanaka stated that Japan hopes Zimbabwe will further promote political and economic reform to advance its democratization, inter alia the rule of law, and economic development under the leadership of President Mnangagwa, and that Japan will continue supporting Zimbabwe’s such effort and will strive to further develop cooperative ties between the two countries. President Mnangagwa stated that he appreciate that Mr. Tanaka attended the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony all the way from Japan with the personal letter from Prime Minister Abe.
3. Mr. Tanaka had short conversations with H.E. Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, etc. on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.