Japan-Ghana Summit Meeting
September 29, 2010
(Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan held a bilateral summit meeting at the Prime Minister's Office with President of the Republic of Ghana John Evans Atta Mills, who is in Japan on an official working visit, for about 30 minutes from 6:00 p.m. on September 29 (Wed). The outline of the meeting is as follows.
- Prime Minister Kan explained Japan's policy to actively support the economic and social development of Ghana, a stable democratic country in the West African region. He also stated that Japan would recommence consideration of individual projects for ODA loans, which have not been extended since the year 2000, and that Japan also intended to strengthen support for human resource development such as additional acceptance of more than 100 trainees from Ghana over the next 3 years.
Moreover, Prime Minister Kan stated that against the backdrop of the public-private partnership to promote trade and investment, as pledged at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), Japan would like to promote Japanese companies' investment in Ghana.
- In response, President Mills expressed his profound gratitude for Japanese assistance toward Ghana and stated that Ghana intended to cooperate with Japan in various fields, and that he hoped for further strengthening of Ghana's relationship with Japan in the areas of trade and investment.
- Furthermore, President Mills stated that Ghana would cooperate with Japan on international issues such as the United Nations Security Council Reform.
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