U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, right, and JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka
JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka met with U.N. Secretary General António Guterres in Tokyo on Dec. 14.
Mr. Kitaoka and Mr. Guterres began by lauding the close partnership between JICA and Mr. Guterres maintained since he was the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. They then had a wide-ranging discussion on topics including development issues in various parts of the world including South Sudan and Myanmar, as well as reform of the U.N. development system. They shared the view and understanding that the U.N. plays an important role in solving various problems in the international community and that they all should stand together on the basis of trust.
JICA will continue strengthening its partnership with the U.N. and contribute to the development of the international community.