On September 27 at 9:40 am for about 20 minutes, Mr. YAMADA Kenji, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, met with H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Overseas Gambians, Republic of The Gambia, who is visiting Japan to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister ABE Shinzo.
The summary of the meeting is as follows.
At first, State Minister Yamada expressed his gratitude to Minister Tangara for his attendance at the state funeral of former Prime Minister ABE Shinzo and stated that he wished to further develop the excellent diplomatic relations established under former Prime Minister Abe. In response, Minister Tangara conveyed his deepest condolences to former Prime Minister Abe and stated that President Barrow also expressed his deepest condolences.
The Minister of State then extended his thanks to Minister Tangara for President Barrow’s participation in TICAD 8 held in August this year.
State Minister Yamada then stated that he wishes to advance Japan-Gambia cooperation in the area of development with the goal of sustainable growth and poverty reduction.
Minister Tangara expressed his appreciation for Japan’s broad support for The Gambia and his hopes for further strengthening of bilateral relations.
In addition, both parties exchanged points of view on current international issues, such as the situation in Ukraine.
State Minister Yamada also stated the importance of strengthening food security and ensuring the transparency and fairness of development financing, and both sides confirmed that they will cooperate with each other on these issues.
They also confirmed working for further development of bilateral relations, following up on the results of TICAD 8.