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President Kibaki visits Japan while Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka takes care of the country

Posted by African Press International on May 27, 2008

Publisher: Korir,

Kibaki arrives in Japan

President Mwai Kibaki on Monday arrived in Yokohama, Japan for a four day official tour during which he will attend the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD).

The plane carrying the President and his entourage touched down at Narita International Airport in Tokyo at 2.40pm local time and was received by the Kenyan Ambassador to Japan Mr. Denis Awori and senior Japanese officials.

During the visit President Kibaki will join other Heads of State and Government in the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) that kicks off at Pacifico Yokohama Conference Centre, and also hold bilateral talks with Japanese officials.

TICAD seeks to strengthen recent positive trends in Africa in both political and economic areas and deliberations shall be centered on the theme “Towards a Vibrant Africa: A Continent of Hope and Opportunity.”

Japan also seeks to support Africa in various sectors such as infrastructure targeting regional road networks and electric power, small and medium enterprises, tourism promotion, agriculture, health and education.

The President is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet Ministers Moses Wetangula, Wycliffe Oparanya, William Ruto, Kipkalia Kones, Amos Kimunya and NajibBalala.



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