Japan-Djibouti Video Summit Meeting

August 29, 2022
[Provisional translation]

On August 28, commencing at 7:30 p.m. (Japan Time) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a video teleconference meeting with H.E. Mr. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of the Republic of Djibouti, 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 Kishida told Prime Minister Abdoulkader, 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 Abdoulkader. Prime Minister Kishida also stated that Japan intends to deepen cooperation to stabilize the region through the recently appointed Ambassador, Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Prime Minister Kishida further stated that Japan is going to contribute to the development of Djibouti including the cooperation for Disaster Response Unit of Djibouti Armed Forces, which has been decided upon. In response, Prime Minister Abdoulkader, expressed his condolence to former Prime Minister Abe and conveyed his appreciation for Japan's extensive support for the development of Djibouti and its contribution to the stability of the region including the anti-piracy efforts, recognizing Japan's actions through TICAD to date. The both sides confirmed to work for further development of bilateral relations, based on the outcome TICAD 8.
2. Prime Minister Kishida then stated that it is essential for the international community to cooperate in its response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, and that, Japan intends to continue contributing to strengthening food security in Africa. Prime Minister Kishida also raised 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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