Japan to Provide 6.5 B. Yen in Aid to Ghana

Politics

Tokyo, Dec. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo attended Tuesday a signing ceremony for an agreement in which Tokyo will provide 6,486 million yen in grant aid to repair national roads in Ghana.

During their talks held at the prime minister's office in Tokyo the same day, Abe and Akufo-Addo vowed to cooperate with each other in bringing the seventh summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development to a successful end. The meeting will be held in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, in August next year.

The leaders also agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas, such as health, construction of high-quality infrastructure and human resources development.

On regional issues, Abe and Akufo-Addo reaffirmed the importance of fully implementing U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions against North Korea to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and of maintaining free and open maritime order based on the rule of law.

Furthermore, they agreed to promote investments in Ghana by Japanese companies and cooperate in Security Council reforms.

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