Meeting between Foreign Minister Kono and Minister of Development Planning of Lesotho
October 7, 2018
On October 7, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting commencing at 5:25 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes with Mr. Tlohelang Peter Aumane, Minister of Development Planning of the Kingdom of Lesotho, who is visiting Japan for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
1. At the outset, Minister Kono wholeheartedly welcomed Minister Aumane’s participation in the TICAD Ministerial Meeting, and stated that he would like to cooperate toward further promotion of bilateral relations and the success of TICAD7.
2. Following that, Minister Kono indicated that Japan would support improving secondary schools, and Minister Aumane expressed gratitude for Japan’s support for Lesotho until now including in the field of education, and promised cooperation toward TICAD7 next year.
3. In addition, the Ministers exchanged views on cooperation in the international arena including for the North Korea situation and Security Council reform.