H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, president of the Republic of Guinea, visited JIRCAS on June 19, 2017 during his official trip to Japan.
Dr. Masa Iwanaga, president of JIRCAS, had previously held talks with President Condé at the latter’s invitation when they attended TICAD VI in the Republic of Kenya in August 2016.
During their visit, President Condé together with H.E. Jacqueline Marthe Sultan, minister of Agriculture; H.E. Senkoun Sylla, ambassador to Japan; H.E. Hisanobu Hasama, ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Guinea; and other delegation members engaged in a discussion with President Iwanaga and other JIRCAS researchers. At the meeting, President Condé expressed his interest to pursue research collaborations with JIRCAS particularly on rice, fisheries, and livestock production.
After the discussion, President Condé and members of his delegation viewed display materials on JIRCAS’s Food Security in Africa Project and toured the indoor shrimp cultivation laboratory so that the delegation can gather more concrete ideas about possible research collaborations with JIRCAS.


President Alpha Condé of the Republic of Guinea (left) and JIRCAS President Masa Iwanaga (right)


Group discussion


President Condé listens to explanation about the rice varieties on display


Group photo