Ambassador Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Director General of Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding (CCCPA), visited the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) and held discussions with HPC Director, Dr. Hideaki Shinoda
On Friday, July 28th, Ambassador Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Director General of Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding (CCCPA), paid a visit to the HPC office in Hiroshima. During his visit, Ambassador Abdel-Latif engaged in substantive and meaningful discussions with HPC Director, Dr. Hideaki Shinoda.
Dr. Shinoda provided overviews of the Primary Course and the Mid-Career Course of the Program for Global Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding and Development, which are implemented by HPC as commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan.
In his response, Ambassador Abdel-Latif emphasized Japan’s crucial role in global peacebuilding and further noted, ‟Hiroshima is a globally recognized symbol of peace and reconstruction. Therefore, the history of Hiroshima’s reconstruction should be studied more in Africa.”
In response to Ambassador Abel-Latif’s remarks, Dr. Shinoda expressed, “it is important for people who work in the fields of peacebuilding and development to learn various histories and cases related to peacebuilding without limiting to particular countries and regions and to leverage lessons learned in their work.” Ambassador Abdel-Latif strongly endorsed this viewpoint.
The dialogue was particularly relevant as a program associate from Egypt had previously joined the Primary Course.
Strengthening solidarity between Japan and Egypt as well as other African nations would be of considerable value in contributing to the realization of ‟Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP).”