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June 2, 2013
Japan-Chad Summit Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)

On June 2, for about 20 minutes from 5:10 p.m., Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, in Yokohama, Japan. The following is the gist of the meeting. President Deby is visiting Japan to participate in the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held from June 1 to June 3.

  1. At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Abe welcomed the first visit of President Deby to Japan and expressed his hope for development both in Africa and Japan on the occasion of TICAD V, which marks the 20th anniversary of the TICAD process. In response, President Deby expressed his sincere gratitude for Japan’s hospitality and noted that the TICAD process has been a successful example of Japan-Africa relationship.
  2. President Deby went on to say that the situation in Chad is now peaceful and stable and would like to strengthen bilateral relations with Japan in all areas, while the government of Chad has been focusing on energy, agriculture, infrastructure, education, and human resource development. President Deby added that there is a potential in business sector.
  3. Prime Minister Abe paid his respect for the leadership of President Deby for peace and stability in the region and stated that Japan would provide assistance, including a food aid which was recently decided to provide to Chad, to address the serious humanitarian situation in Chad. Prime Minister added that Japan would strongly support for peace and stability in the Sahel region.
  4. In addition, the two leaders they exchanged opinions concerning cooperation in the international arena, including the development of Africa.


* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of the original in Japanese.

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