President Yoweri Museveni has met Masaharu Kohno, a special envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister Chinzo Abe at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Masaharu is also in charge of the United Nations Security Council reform. The meeting took place at the sidelines of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

President Museveni and the envoy discussed various issues of mutual interest between Africa and Japan including trade and development.

“I call on Japan to invest in Africa. Africa has been buying goods from Japan and it has been a one sided trade. We encourage Japan to buy more from Africa and balance the trade,” he said.”

Currently, Uganda’s Exports to Japan: 510 million yen (coffee, fish, sesame) and imports from Japan: 19.8 billion yen (automobile, steel) (One yen is approximately 33,000 shillings).

The meeting was attended among others by the State Minister for International relations, Okello Oryem.

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