Kagame holds talks with his Japan, South Africa and Zimbabwean counterparts

By IGIHE
On 29 August 2019 at 06:36

President Paul Kagame who is in Tokyo , Japan attending the 7th edition of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) has held talks with his counterparts including the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe.

The summit that kicked off yesterday runs from 28th to 30th August 2019.

The heads of countries he met enjoy cordial relations with Rwanda with relations with South Africa being mended gradually since Ramaphosa was elected President.

Japan is a great development partner of Rwanda. It has donated approximately US$ 350 million funding to Rwanda from 2008 to 2017 through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Launched in 1993, TICAD 2019 follows the last one held in Kenya in 2016.

TICAD is a conference held regularly with the objective of promoting high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners.

As he attended the opening ceremony of the summit along with other Heads of State from Japan and Africa yesterday, President Kagame lauded achievements and vision of TICAD that continuously made Japan an effective and dependable partner of the African continent.

The President highlighted that TICAD was born at a moment of uncertainty about the continent’s future that the spirit of optimism and partnership could not be taken for granted.

President Kagame has held a talk with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe
President Kagame has held a talk with Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe.
The heads of countries he met enjoy cordial relations with Rwanda with relations with South Africa being mended gradually since Ramaphosa was elected President.
Japan is a great development partner of Rwanda.

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