President Mohamed Morsi received on Saturday 24/11/2012 an invitation from the Japanese envoy to the Middle East Yutaka Iimura to attend in the fourth round of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).
During his visit to Egypt the Japanese diplomat briefed Morsi on objectives of his tour of the region in light of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and handed him an invitation to take part in the conference that will take place in Yokohama, Japan, from 1 to 3 June, 2013.
Iimura reiterated in the meeting keenness of the Japanese government to support peace and stability in Middle East and efforts to make progress in peace process.
They also discussed bilateral relations at the economic level and agreed to support cooperation and Japanese investments in Egypt.
Morsy thanked the Japanese official for the invitation and confirmed his keenness to responding to the invitation highlighting the conference as a key event in support for development efforts in Africa.
The two sides agreed on boosting cooperation in the scientific and technological fields and on making use of the Egyptian-Japanese University for science and technology project and increasing scholarships offered to Egypt as well as increasing Japanese investments.