Addis Standard (Addis Ababa)

Africa: Breaking - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Visit Ethiopia, Three Other Countries

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to visit three African countries: Ethiopia, Mozambique and Ivory Coast, as well as the Gulf state of Oman for a week starting from tomorrow, Japanese ministry of foreign affairs said.

PM Abe is expected to hold bilateral talks with the leaders of the countries. In addition to that PM Abe is scheduled to give a policy speech on Japan's Africa diplomacy in Ethiopia. In Oman PM Abe is scheduled to hold talks with Sultan Qaboos bin Said and sign an investment pact between the two countries.

PM Abe's visit follows the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held in June 2013 discussed issues, among others, trade and investment and peace and stability in Africa. Japan is seeking to bolster its ties with Africa.

Posted in: Africa, World News

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