Japan-Guinea Summit Meeting

On August 26, commencing at 11:15 a.m. (local time; 5:15 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who was visiting Nairobi, Kenya to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held a Japan-Guinea Summit Meeting with H.E. Prof. Alpha Condeacute;, President of the Republic of Guinea. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Abe wholeheartedly welcomed President Condeacute;’s attendance at TICAD VI, and stated his desire to cooperate to make the first TICAD to be held in Africa a success. In response, President Condeacute; expressed gratitude for Prime Minister Abe’s commitment to Africa and for holding TICAD in Africa.

After this, Prime Minister Abe welcomed the end of the Ebola virus disease epidemic in Guinea, and expressed the desire to steadily implement development cooperation toward recovery and development, in particular announcing the promotion of the Project for the Improvement of the Bridges of National Road No.1 and the implementation of new food assistance.

President Condeacute;, while expressing his gratitude for the support from Japan, expressed the desire to proceed with bilateral cooperation with Japan in a wide range of areas such as agriculture including rice production, healthcare and fishing, and expressed the hope for the introduction of high-efficiency power generation utilizing Japanese technology and the entry of Japanese businesses into Guinea.

The two leaders also exchanged views on such matters as African development, whaling, and cooperation in the international arena including United Nations Security Council reform.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.