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第五回アフリカ開発東京会議 TICAD V

5年前の2008年、第四回アフリカ開発東京会議(TICAD Ⅳ)の後の9月に私はある会社に同行させていただき外務省と経済産業省主催のアフリカ視察に参加しました。そして、同社や他社とやる気になりましたがリーマンショックと民主党政権の無能で何事も前には進みませんでした。また一方、4年前にアフリカのある国に当時の駐日大使を介して納入したある商品の代金はいまだに支払われないような現実もあります。政府は無責任?にも官民協力と声高に言いますが、リスクに関しては官民の見方、特に銀行の見方とは大きなずれがあります。今回の多くの約束が実現するには日本とアフリカ双方の大きな基本的な努力が不可欠です。

I traveled with a company to African countries in September, 2008, 5 years ago, on a joint inspection tour to Africa by Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry after TICAD Ⅳ, which made us feel motivated. But no progress was made because of Lehman's fall and the ineptness of Democratic Government in Japan. On the other hand, I know the fact that a certain company has not received any money for the commercial goods they had delivered through then Ambassador to Japan more than four years ago. Government says irresponsibly? and loudly that the public sector and the private one should cooperate, but there is a big gap regarding the various risk between the Government and the public and the private sectors, especially big banks. To get realized what they have promised this time, both of Japan and African countires have to make the utmost basic efforts.