FM: TICAD declaration to reflect role of Japan in Africa’s development

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the declaration of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) will be a comprehensive document focusing on Africa’s development requirements.

Speaking to Extra News channel on Wednesday, the minister reiterated that the declaration will highlight Japan’s role in supporting development efforts in light of the 2063 and 2030 agendas of Africa.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened earlier on Wednesday a business session on means of increasing Japan’s investments in Africa.

Held on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the session was attended by representatives of the Japanese and African public and private sectors.

Shoukry pointed out that the declaration will also shed light on political challenges that face the continent, whether political, development or human-related challenges.

He noted that the preparations for TICAD started one year ago between Japan and the African Union, which is currently chaired by Egypt.

The minister added that the declaration will also discuss the issue of combating terrorism, among others.

Source: State Information Service Egypt