Meeting between State Minister Sonoura and the State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan

On December 19, 2016, Mr. Kentaro Sonoura, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, met

with Mr. Kamal Eldeen Ismail Saeed, State Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of

the Sudan.

At the beginning, Mr. Sonoura expressed his gratitude for Sudan#39;s cooperation

in TICAD VI, the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which was

held in August this year. He also expressed Japan#39;s intention to continue cooperation

with Sudan, mentioning the signing on the same day of a grant aid on agricultural

development and Japan#39;s support for Sudan#39;s accession to the World Trade

Organization. In response, Mr. Ismail expressed his gratitude for Japan#39;s continued

support and his hope to strengthen the bilateral ties.

The two Ministers also had fruitful discussions on South Sudan and cooperation in

multilateral fora.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.