President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with a Japanese government delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Minoru Kicchi.
Asmara, 15 September 2014 – President Isaias Afwerki today received and held talks with a Japanese government delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Minoru Kicchi.
After delivering a message from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr. Minoru Kicchi commended Eritrea’s cooperation with his country as regards international affairs, and expressed conviction that Eritrea would support Japan’s endeavors to secure a seat in the UN Security Council.
President Isaias indicated that Eritrean-Japanese cooperation in the domains of education and vocational training, as well as in different sectors connected with private investment need to be accompanied with concrete steps. In connection with Japan’s bid to join the UN Security Council, he underlined that Tokyo should play constructive role in the UN Security Council in line with its influence.
The two sides agreed to promote constructive engagement in various domains. Present on the occasion were Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, Mr. Yemane Gebremeskel, Director of the President’s Office, and the Eritrean Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Estifanos Afwerki.