MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received this Wednesday morning, in audience, His Excellency Maruhashi Jiro, Ambassador of Japan accredited in Angola and discussed matters to deepen the relations of friendship and bilateral cooperation.
The meeting, which took place at the Angolan diplomatic headquarters, was attended by Ambassador Clemente Camenha, Director of the Asia and Oceania Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by Counselor Álvaro Lutucuta, Head of the Department of Strategic Studies and Analyses of International Cooperation Directorate and by Mr. Desire Zinga, Consultant to the Minister’s Office.
Bilateral cooperation between Angola and Japan began in 1988 as Emergency Aid through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
After the end of the civil war in 2002, as a result of the visit of the then Foreign Minister of Japan, Mrs. Yoriko Kawaguchi, a study mission was sent in February 2003 to support the Peacebuilding, after that Japan has been implementing various assistance in the areas of “Demining”, “Social reintegration of ex-soldiers” and “Reintegration of Refugees”.
Under bilateral cooperation, Japan has provided food aid, assistance to farmers, poverty elimination programs, refugee repatriation assistance, water supply facilities, elementary school construction, and communication network, with a focus on basic infrastructure.
Within the framework of economic cooperation, in recent years Japan’s knowledge and experience is being utilized in the areas of rice cultivation development and vocational training.
DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION AND PRESS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DTICII-MIREX) Luanda, February 02, 2022.