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Mahama, Japan’s Abe to conclude YEN loan talks

Ghana’s President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, is expected to hold discussions with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan after which he will pay a courtesy call on the Emperor and Empress of Japan during an official visit to the Asian country this week.

Leaders of the two countries will oversee the signing of a new cooperation agreement and address a joint press briefing in Tokyo.

Mr Mahama and Prime Minister Abe are expected to conclude talks regarding Japan’s decision to restore the YEN loan portfolio to the West African country.

One of Ghana’s major development partners, Japan has over the years, made significant contributions to Ghana’s health, agricultural, infrastructural and social services sectors.

While in Tokyo, President Mahama and First Lady Lordina Mahama will meet with African Heads of Mission, address an investment forum and meet the Ghanaian Community. They will also grant audience to a number of Japanese officials including the President of JICA and a group led by the Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan.

Mrs Mahama will, on her part, hold discussions with Mrs Abe and also address a gathering of the Spouses of African Heads of Mission, leaders of Japanese Women Groups and Female Ambassadors.

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