Japan Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu to visit Kenya

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Japan Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu is scheduled to make an official two-day visit to Kenya from Tuesday.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said the visit will give Kenya and Japan an opportunity to review bilateral relations and explore ways of consolidating economic collaboration during the post-COVID-19 pandemic period and beyond.

“The visit is part of the two countries’ efforts to strengthen the long-standing bilateral relations based on shared values including a belief in a rules-based multilateral system, the promotion of democratic values and good governance. Kenya and Japan have had diplomatic relations that date back to 1963,” the statement reads.

During his visit, the Japanese Foreign Minister is expected pay a courtesy call to President Uhuru Kenyatta on January 13, 2021 at State House, Nairobi.

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He will also hold a bilateral consultation with Amb. Raychelle Omamo, the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

“The Kenyan and Japanese delegations will also deal with other matters of mutual interest,” the statement adds.

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