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PM Abe meets with Ghana’s president

  • May 19, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama at the Prime Minister’s Office [Kantei] on May 18. In the meeting, Abe announced that Japan will disburse up to about 2.5 billion yen in grant aid for Ghana, telling Mahama, “Japan hopes to develop bilateral relations further.” The funds will be used mainly for building an infectious disease research center to be established at Ghana’s Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, a facility named after Japanese bacteriologist Hideyo Noguchi, who studied yellow fever in the country. The money will also be used to develop human resources for the industrial sector. The two leaders also agreed to cooperate on preparations the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) to be held in Kenya in August.

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