Four members of JCIE’s Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) Diet Task Force, which is composed of members of all major political parties and is co-chaired by Ichiro Aisawa and Motohisa Furukawa, visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste from September 5–11. The trip provided an opportunity for the participants to see first-hand how Japan’s support for the Global Fund is making an impact in the field and to grasp the challenges that government officials and communities continue to face. They were also able to explore new opportunities for Japan’s bilateral assistance to coordinate with the work of the Global Fund. In both countries, the delegation received words of gratitude for Japan’s support and the expectation for Japan to strengthen its leadership as the sole major Global Fund donor in Asia.
For more information on this event, please visit the FGFJ Website.