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Japan-Kenya Summit Meeting
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi held a meeting with Mr. Mwai Kibaki, the President of the Republic of Kenya, at the Prime Minister's Official Residence.
At the meeting, Prime Minister Koizumi welcomed the visit to Japan by the president of Kenya for the first time in 14 years and expressed his gratitude for Kenya's participation in and cooperation to the TICAD Asia-Africa Trade and Investment Conference (TICAD-AATIC). In response, President Kibaki offered his words of appreciation for Japan actively taking part in the development issues of Africa through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Koizumi said, "Japan positively evaluates the various domestic reforms advanced in Kenya since President Kibaki's inauguration and intends to continue its cooperation on these efforts for reform." The leaders confirmed that the two countries will further enhance their friendly cooperative relations to a broader range of areas and levels.