According to the Japanese government statement, Kishida will visit Africa during the April 29-May 5 holiday period, which coincides with the country-wide Oogon Shuukan (Golden Week).
The official Kyodo agency reported that Prime Minister Kishida plans to visit Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique this week.
In his statement, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu stated that within the scope of his visit, Japan, the G7 Term President, will emphasize cooperation with African countries against global problems.
The African tour, which is scheduled to last about a week, will be Kishida’s first visit to the continent as Prime Minister, who assumed her duties in October 2021.
The G7 Leaders’ Summit will be hosted by Japan in May in the city of Hiroshima in the southwestern part of the country.