USAID, Japan Discuss Shared Development Goals

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah. Photo by: USAID Afghanistan / CC BY SA USAID AfghanistanCC BY SA

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah met with Shiro Sadoshima, director-general of the International Cooperation Bureau of Japan’s foreign affairs ministry, Aug. 27 to discuss mutual interests in international relief and development efforts.

Shah and Sadoshima’s meeting focused on the ongoing flood relief operation in Pakistan, Japanese-U.S. development programs in Afghanistan and the two countries’ bilateral cooperation on global health issues. The two officials also discussed the importance of the Millennium Development Goals, according to a USAID press release.

The meeting was held at the USAID headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is the first meeting between Shah and Sadoshima.

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