Japanese PM Shinzō Abe held discussion with member states of IGAD and COMESA on the margins of the 6th TICAD summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
ENA―Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has said Japan is willing to collaborate with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
Proposed areas of cooperation include trade, education, agriculture, security issues, science and technology and infrastructure development.
Abe held discussion with member states of IGAD and COMESA on the margins of the 6th TICAD summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on the occasion said Japan, IGAD and COMESA member states should collaborate more in the areas of agriculture, technology and science.
On his part, President Yoweri Museven of Uganda underlined that IGAD and COMESA member states and Japan should work to enhance market access on both sides.
During the occasion, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister Tedros Adhanom said IGAD and COMESA regions and Japan should cooperate to maximize agriculture productivity and expansion of industrialization.
Japan and member states of COMESA and IGAD should work on financing joint regional projects, the Minister stressed.
He underlined that Japan and the regions should increase sharing knowledge and technology through Kaizen philosophy and Abe initiative.
Dr. Tedros also called for partnerships to realize Universal Health Coverage among the regions and Japan.
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