Meeting between Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada and the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius
On October 6, commencing at around 11:00 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Kenji Yamada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, met with Mrs. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-Canabady, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius, who is visiting Japan to attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
1. In opening statements Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada sincerely welcomed Secretary Canabady’s attendance at the TICAD Ministerial Meeting. He also offered his congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the independence of Mauritius and stated that Japan places importance on relations Mauritius, which is located in a key position in the Indian Ocean, and where Japan opened an embassy in January 2017.
2. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada also stated that Japan, based on its own experience and knowledge, places importance on cooperation in the areas of the environment, climate change countermeasures and disaster reduction and prevention, and indicated that in 2019 Japan would initiate cooperation for the purpose of improving meteorological measurement and forecasting capabilities.
3. In response Secretary Canabady expressed appreciation for Japan’s assistance to date and promised cooperation towards TICAD 7 next year. Secretary Canabady also expressed her expectations for further strengthening of economic relations with Japan, and for technical cooperation.
4. Both sides also recognized and confirmed the importance of a free and open maritime order based on the rule of law, based on the fact that both countries share much in common, given that they are both maritime nations with extensive exclusive economic zones (EEZ).
5. In addition, the two Ministers held an exchange of views regarding cooperation in the international arena including the North Korea situation and Security Council reform.