Prime Minister Abe Japan and the EU will further strengthen cooperation on September 27, 18:56
Prime Minister Abe, who is visiting Belgium, spoke at an international conference attended by European leaders on the evening of the 27th of Japan time. Japan and the EU = European Union have a wide range of cooperation in infrastructure development in fast-growing Africa. He appealed that collaboration should be further strengthened in the field.
In this context, Prime Minister Abe, Japan and the EU, share values and principles such as democracy and the rule of law, while there is a movement to give top priority to the interests of their own countries, taking into account trade friction between the United States and China. Pointed out, "Two rugged pillars that share common values under the same flag."
“What is needed is sustainability, unbiasedness, and rules-based connectivity,” says Japan and the EU to develop high-quality infrastructure and realize a free and open Indo-Pacific. Stressed the importance of working together.
And with the so-called “debt trap” falling into a debt-exceeded state due to China's massive investment, in Africa, which has been growing rapidly, support for training on public debt and risk management has been promoted. Japan and the EU can provide connectivity, from communications, power, to reliable free distribution of data, and to space. "
After that, Prime Minister Abe signed a joint document with EU EU Chairman Yunker to strengthen collaboration in a wide range of fields such as digital, transportation and energy.