Sisi, Abe to hold talks on sidelines of TICAD tomorrow — Spokesman

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will have a meeting on Wednesday 28/8/2019 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICAD), said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi on Tuesday August 27,2019.

The event, which is co-chaired by Egypt and Japan, is held during the period August 28-30,2019 and will be attended by many African leaders.

In press statements, Radi added that talks between president Sisi and PM Abe will take up means of boosting joint cooperation in numerous fields along with mega projects carried out by Japan in Egypt.

The two leaders will also review coordinating stances regarding issues related to sustainable development and security in Africa, he added.

Radi said that president Sisi and PM Abe will co-chair the inaugural session of TICAD 7 that will kick off on Wednesday 28/8/2019.

President Sisi will deliver a speech at the session expounding Egypt’s stance and efforts for boosting development in Africa, added the spokesman.

President Sisi will underline in his speech the necessity of lending more care to Africa’s young people and increasing investment in youth through promoting education and improving growth rates and productivity.

Egypt is taking part in the conference as the current chairman of the African Union, said the spokesman, adding that Japan is interested in enhancing cooperation with the African countries.

Radi said in his press statements that Egypt’s participation in TICAD reflects its keenness on continuing cooperation with Japan and with fellow African countries.

TICAD is the tool of Japan for cooperation with the African countries, he pointed out.

The mechanism grouping Japan and Egypt and other African countries includes the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development and the Egyptian-Japanese University for Science and Technology, he noted.

TICAD has proven since its launch in 1993 that it is one of the most important forums grouping partners for supporting Africa and its development aspirations, he added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt