Grant aid of approximately 550 million yen for Ebola countermeasures in Congo, August 30 21:17
Prime Minister Abe met with President Chisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where an emergency declaration of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has been issued, and provided emergency grant aid of approximately 550 million yen to prevent the spread of infection, I told them that I would like to dispatch an international emergency relief team including experts.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa, Ebola hemorrhagic fever has been prevalent since August last year, and the number of deaths has exceeded 1800 so far. Last month, the World Health Organization Declared the situation.
Under such circumstances, Prime Minister Abe met with President Chisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Yokohama City, showed allegiance to the victims of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, provided emergency grant aid of about 550 million yen, and infectious diseases I told you that I would send an international emergency relief team including experts.
In addition, Prime Minister Abe expressed the idea that the Democratic Republic of the Congo highly appreciated that the import of Japanese food that had suffered the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was abolished in June. Next, based on the current situation of growing concerns about food shortages, he shared his thoughts on providing support.