From Sunday, October 12 through Thursday, October 16, President Jacques CHIRAC will travel to Japan to present the Fondation Chirac and to establish partnerships.
The Fondation Chirac has four priorities: access to clean water, access to safe medicine, the fight against deforestation and desertification, and support for threatened languages and cultures. These four axes directly influence the security of individuals and their societies. All four are interrelated and indeed, strive towards the same goal: to ensure conditions for sustainable peace.
Japan is acutely aware of these stakes. It is often at the forefront of environmental issues and solidarity, especially with Africa. This was proven yet again with the recent TICAD IV (the Tokyo International Conference on African Development) and the meeting of Friends of the Global Fund, Japan.
During his visit to Japan, President Chirac will also attend the 20th anniversary of the Praemium Imperiale. The President was a longtime international adviser for this prestigious fine arts award.
Finally, the President Chirac will meet with M. Aso, Japan’s new Prime Minister as well as with many other political figures and members of high finance. He will thus reaffirm his strong commitment to the development of Franco-Japanese relations.