The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Najlaa Al-Manqoush, has discussed with the Chargé d'Affairs of the Japanese Embassy in Libya, Masaaki Amadera, strengthen cooperation and strategic partnership between the two countries, especially in the technological and economic field.

Amadera invited Al-Manqoush to participate in the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in its eighth session, which will be hosted by Tunisia next August.

The Japanese official stressed the importance of Libya's participation in this conference, in light of their efforts to strengthen the African-Japanese partnership, and to achieve the aspirations of African peoples for stability and prosperity, according to a statement by the Libyan Foreign Ministry.

TICAD is a conference held regularly by Japan with the objective to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners.

For her part, Al-Manqoush stressed the importance of bilateral relations in the field of economy and education between the two countries, because of Japan's pioneering experience in this field.

She expressed the GNU condolences to Japan on the tragic death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.