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Courtesy Call on Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. FUKAZAWA Yoichi by H.E. Mrs. Sacko, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment of the African Union Commission

March 14, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Fukazawa shaking hands with AUC Commissioner Sacco
Meeting between Parliamentary Vice-Minister Fukazawa and AUC Commissioner Sacco

On March 14, Mr. FUKAZAWA Yoichi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call for about 30 minutes from H.E. Mrs. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment, African Union Commission (AUC). The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Fukazawa extended that Japan values the AU’s efforts under Agenda 2063 and will further strengthen cooperation and coordination with the AUC for modernizing agriculture and accelerating economic growth by blue economy, which are listed as the AU’s priorities in the second ten-year implementation plan.
  2. In response, H.E. Commissioner Sacko expressed her gratitude towards Japan’s support and efforts. In addition, the Commissioner introduced AU’s efforts in various areas including agriculture, food security, blue economy, and climate change, and shared her expectation for Japan’s contribution in these areas.
  3. Both sides confirmed to continue coordination for this year’s TICAD Ministerial Meeting and TICAD 9 in 2025.

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