Meeting between Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada and the Advisor (Ambassador) on Parliamentary and Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
On October 6, commencing at around 11:30 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Kenji Yamada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, met with Ambassador Fali Embalo, Advisor (Ambassador) on Parliamentary and Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, who visited 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 welcomed the appointment of the new Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Aristides Gomes and the establishment of a new Cabinet in April this year. He also expressed the strong expectation that legislative elections scheduled for November would take place peacefully.
2. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada also stated that with a view to supporting the realization of transparent and reliable legislative elections, Japan would provide assistance through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He also stated that Japan would provide food assistance through the World Food Programme (WFP) to contribute to food security in Guinea-Bissau.
3. Ambassador Embalo expressed appreciation for Japan’s assistance to Guinea-Bissau and promised cooperation towards TICAD 7 next year.
4. In addition, the two Ministers held an exchange of views regarding cooperation in the international arena such as the North Korea situation including the abductions issue, as well as Security Council reform.