President Buhari to Attend TICAD VI in Kenya

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 6th Tokyo
International Conference on African Development (TICAD
VI) in Nairobi, Kenya from August 27-28, 2016.
The summit, co-organised by the Government of Japan, the
United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the
United Nations Development Programme, the African Union
and the World Bank, will focus on promoting structural
economic transformation through diversification and
industrialisation; promoting resilient health system for
quality life and promoting social stability for shared
During the conference, President Buhari will participate in
plenary sessions on TICAD in alignment with African
Development, the Dialogue with the Private Sector as well
as the Global Launch of the Second Africa Human
Development Report.
The president will 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.

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