February 19, 2022
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Angola and Japan reviewed last Wednesday in Luanda the state of bilateral cooperation in various fields.
To talk about further strengthening of the relationship, His Excellency Jiro Maruhashi, Ambassador of Japan in Angola, visited the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and discussed with His Excellency Domingos Custodio Vieira Lopes, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities of Ministry of the foreign Affairs, about new economic areas of activity not yet explored between the two countries.
They took this opportunity also to share information on the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) and to analyze issues related to the operation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Angola.
The meeting between His Excellency Domingos Custódio Veira Lopes and the Japanese Ambassador in Angola was also attended by the Counselor-Minister António Rafael, Head of Far East and Oceania Department of the Asia and Oceania Directorate (DAO) of Ministry of the foreign Affairs, 3rd Secretary Euclides Zage and Januário Macamba, Advisor to the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities of Ministry of the Foreign Affairs.
Bilateral cooperation between Japan and Angola started in 1988 as emergency aid through the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
UNICEF aims to promote the protection of children’s rights, supply basic needs for them and contribute to their development, and is present in 191 countries and territories around the world.
UNICEF is the only organization in the world that is specifically dedicated to children.
Japan, located in the far east and known as the land of the rising sun, is made up of a relief archipelago consisting of the Islands: Kyushu, Honshu, Shikoku and Hokkaido.
An island country in the Pacific Ocean, it has dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks, and thousands of shrines and temples.
The Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main islands: Kyushu (with the subtropical beaches of Okinawa), Honshu (where located the capital city Tokyo and the Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial site) and Hokkaido (famous as a skiing destination).
Tokyo, the capital, is known for its skyscrapers and stores and pop culture.
DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION AND PRESS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DTICII-MIREX) Luanda, February 19, 2022.