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With an Eye on China, Japanese Foreign Minister Promises More Vaccines and Infrastructure Development in Africa

Japan Foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi arrives for a G20 foreign and development ministers meeting in Matera, on June 29, 2021. Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP

The Japanese government will play a more prominent role in delivering badly-needed aid and infrastructure, according to Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu (photo).

Motegi addressed the issue on Tuesday following a lunch with fellow G20 foreign ministers in Italy. He added that Tokyo will facilitate the delivery of health and medical aid, including vaccines to help African countries combat the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.

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