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Kagame to address Tokyo International Conference on African Development

President Paul Kagame will attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in the Japanese city of Yokohama and address participants.

The two-day global summit is set to open on August 28.

It is the 7th of its kind bringing together Africa and Japan. This year’s edition is dubbed Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

It will be a good opportunity to discuss how to promote investment and trade between both parties.

The participation of President Kagame has been confirmed by Rwanda’s State Minister in Charge of East African Community at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Olivier Nduhungirehe.

Nduhungirehe said that the President will feature in a panel session on ‘deepening sustainability and resilient economy’.

Other topics to be discussed include; universal health care, science, technology and infrastructure, disaster risk reduction and climate change, as well as human resources development and education.

Nduhungirehe also said via a twitter account that the partnership between African countries and Japan remains concrete and strong, mainly in infrastructure, agriculture, ICT and human resources.

The summit follows the last one held in Kenya in 2016.

Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) is a conference held regularly with the objective of promoting high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners.

Japan is a co-host of these conferences. Other co-organizers of TICAD are the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

TICAD has been an evolving element in Japan’s long-term commitment to fostering peace and stability in Africa through collaborative partnerships.

In this context, Japan has stressed the importance of “Africa’s ownership” of its development as well as of the “partnership” between Africa and the international community.

Source: By Igihe


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