Japan’s PM lands in Accra for bilateral talks after kicking off African tour in Egypt

The Prime Minister of Japan is on a trip to Africa. He arrived in Ghana on Monday (May 1), the day before his visit to Egypt. He has to go to Kenya and Mozambique. The Japanese Prime Minister has arrived at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana and is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Egyptian President Abdel Fatthah al-Sissi welcomes Fumio Kishida on Sunday, April 30. After meeting with the Arab League Secretary General at the organization’s headquarters in Cairo, Kishida spoke with the Egyptian leader. Al Sissi detailed the topics on the agenda during a press conference.

“We considered the challenges facing the international landscape today, especially the enormous economic consequences left by the Ukraine crisis on developing countries, that go beyond what the coronavirus pandemic  has brought by rising inflation rates,  food and energy prices, and lower growth expectations ratio.

The talks come as Japan hosts the G7 summit scheduled for May 19-25. “We discussed many regional issues of mutual concern, especially the Palestinian issue and the situation in Libya. The developments in Sudan occupied an important aspect of the negotiations.”

“I stressed to the Prime Minister Egypt’s vision based on the need for an immediate, permanent and complete ceasefire in Sudan, and the importance of no outside intervention in the crisis. ease the crisis and prevent its aggravation.

The Prime Minister of Japan also participated in the “Japan-Egypt Business Forum”. Citing official data from Egypt’s Central Bureau of Statistics and Public Mobilization, business source Zawya said Japanese investment in Egypt increased by more than 98% in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, reached 73.70 million USD compared to 37.10 million USD.

However, trade value fell 26.30% year-on-year (YoY) to $1.10 billion in 2022 from $1.60 billion.

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