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Japanese Foreign Minister tours Mozambique

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Kentaro Sonoura has arrived in the Mozambican capital Maputo for a three-day working visit within the framework of bilateral cooperation, APA can report.

A Japanese embassy media statement seen by APA said Sonoura will be received by the prime minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, and will hold talks with his Mozambican counterpart, Oldemiro Balói, on Thursday.
Japan’s top diplomat will also have a working meeting with the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ernesto Max Tonela.

Sonoura’s agenda includes a meeting in Maputo with representatives of Japanese companies with investments in Mozambique.

“The visit of the Japanese Minister of State comes following the presidential visit to Japan last March by Filipe Nyusi, which opens the opportunity to address issues related to bilateral cooperation as well as multinational issues,” according to the statement.

Japan is expected to cooperate with Mozambique to build infrastructure in the country, and a business delegation of 25 Japanese businesspeople from the sectors of construction, consulting and engineering was in the country recently to explore opportunities.

Source: Journal du Cameroun

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