Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation met with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a bilateral during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development TICAD7 which is held in Yokohama, Japan.
Abiy briefed PM Abe on Ethiopia’s ongoing political and economic reforms. He shared the vision of making Ethiopia one of the top 5 leading economies in Africa through the homegrown economic reforms currently in the pipeline and called upon the Government of Japan’s support for this initiative as well as for Japanese business investments in agriculture, tourism, ICT and mining, according to the prime minister office.
Lastly, PM Abiy requested PM Abe to facilitate work opportunities for skilled youth in various sectors in Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his support for Abiy and the domestic reforms being undertaken by the government.
He also acknowledged the role of Ethiopia in promoting peace with Eritrea; in South Sudan talks and PM Abiy’s role the Sudan agreements. He affirmed continued support for PM Abiy and Ethiopia and shared particular assistance for the construction of the Jimmy-Chida road, according to the office.
PM Abiy Ahmed attended the TICAD7 Special Conference on Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa with PM Shinzo Abe. In his remarks, PM Abiy shared the region’s progress in peace and stability, calling upon Horn region leaders to invest in intensive jobs creation efforts. He also highlighted the importance of regional economic integration, espoused in the MEDEMER philosophy, as a pillar for sustainable peace.