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Japan PM in Kenya for Africa-Japan conference on Development


Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was on Friday welcomed to Kenya’s State House in Nairobi, for a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The two later addressed a joint press conference to announce the launch of the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), which they both hailed as historic.

“ Africa still has not lived up to it’s potential. We need to put our heads together, to see how we can hasten the industrialization of the continent and how we can avoid the missteps of those who have previously walked this path,” said President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The TICAD Summit this time will be historic because it will be held for the first time, here in African. And Japan is working hand in hand with Africa to realize the Africa dream meant for Africans themselves. Promotion and advancement is what we will do during this this Summit,” said Shinzo Abe

The Japanese Prime Minister is accompanied by chief executives of at least 75 major companies who will participate in the TICAD summit.

The meeting also brings to Nairobi at least 35 African Heads of State and most of the world’s biggest development agencies.

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