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Egyptian foreign minister attends TICAD 1V conference in Japan

Posted by African Press International on May 27, 2008

Publisher: Korir, source.apa

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has commissioned Foreign minister Ahmed Abul Gheit to represent him in the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 1V) to be held from 28 to 30 May in the city of Yokohama.

Aboul Gheit is expected to head to Japan on Monday to participate in the preparatory meetings for the summit and hold talks with Japanese officials.

About 40 African heads of state and representatives of 55 international organizations including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in addition to 17 regional groupings and the African Union Commission.

The preparatory meetings will prepare the agenda of the summit which includes three key documents; the action plan, follow-up mechanism and the Yokohama Declaration.

TICAD 1V focuses on three priorities; to promote economic growth in the continent, ensure human security and stability as well as issues of environment and climate change in Africa.

TICAD 1V will be held under the theme Towards A Vibrant Africa: continent of hope and opportunity.



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