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Buhari to Attend Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Nairobi

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday be in Kenya to attend a two-day sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

The statement said that the summit was being organised by the Government of Japan, United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, United Nations Development Programme, African Union and the World Bank.

According to it, the summit will focus on promoting structural economic transformation through diversification and industrialisation, promoting resilient health system for quality life and promoting social stability for shared prosperity.

The statement said that during the conference, Buhari would participate in plenary sessions on TICAD in alignment with African Development, the Dialogue with the Private Sector and Global Launch of the Second Africa Human Development Report.

It stated that the president would also hold a bilateral meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

“No fewer than 35 African leaders are expected at the two-day high level summit which will also be attended by leading private sector companies from Japan.

“This will be the first time TICAD is being held in Africa since its inception in 1993.

“Nigeria has played a prominent role at the forum aimed at forging international partnerships for Africa’s transformation and prosperity through economic growth, agriculture and social stability,’’ the statement said.

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