In June 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended and delivered an opening speech at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which was held in Yokohama. TICAD VI takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.
Prime Minister Abe visited Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, where he attended the Asia- Europe Meeting (ASEM) and held meetings with leaders of other countries (July 2016).
Prime Minister Abe attended a meeting of the Ministerial Council on the Terrorist Incident in Bangladesh at the Prime Minister’s Office and offered a silent prayer for the victims, including the seven Japanese who lost their lives in the incident (July 2016).
Prime Minister Abe attended the Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate the Fallen on the 71st Anniversary of the End of the Battle of Okinawa, held in Okinawa Prefecture (June 2016).