Japan-Tansania Summit Video Conference Meeting

August 27, 2022
[Provisional translation]

On August 27, commencing at 8:25 p.m. (Japan Time) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit video teleconference meeting with Hon. Mr. Majaliwa Kassim MAJALIWA, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, who is visiting Tunisia to attend the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8). The overview of the meeting is as follows.
1. At the outset, Prime Minister Majaliwa conveyed his condolence to former Prime Minister Abe and expressed his appreciation for Japan's extensive support for the development of Tanzania, extending Japan's actions through The TICAD process to date. He also stated that he welcomed increased investment and trade from Japan. Prime Minister Kishida told Prime Minister Majaliwa, that he regretted he would not be able to participate in the meeting in person, but that he hoped to lead TICAD 8 to a success with the cooperation of Prime Minister Majaliwa. Prime Minister Kishida then stated that Japan intends to support Tanzania, a key junction of trade in East Africa, including the field of fisheries, and welcomed the signing of the long-awaited cooperative projects. Prime Minister Kishida further stated that Japan hopes to work closely with Tanzania to maintain smooth bilateral cooperation. The both sides confirmed to work for further development of bilateral relations, following the results of TICAD 8.
2. Prime Minister Kishida then stated that it is essential for the international community to cooperate in their response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, and that, Japan intends to continue contributing to strengthening food security in Africa. He also stressed the importance of transparency and fairness of development finance and the both sides confirmed to cooperate with each other on this issue.
3. Furthermore, the two sides shared the view to continue to work together in responding to regional and international issues, such as North Korea, including on the nuclear, missile, and abductions issues and strengthening of the functions of the United Nations as a whole, including the Security Council reform. They also confirmed to coordinate to maintain and strengthen the NPT regime following the recent NPT Review Conference.

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