Egypt’s Sisi flies to Japan to partake in TICAD Summit

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi headed for Japan on Monday to take part in the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

The TICAD summit, co-chaired by Japan and Egypt, will be held in Yokohama with the participation of African leaders on August 28-30.

Earlier in the day, Sisi wrapped up a visit to France after his participation in the G7 summit meeting, which took place from 24 to 26 August in the French coastal city of Biarritz.

The TICAD conference aims at launching a new phase of strategic partnership between Japan and African countries based on mutual understanding, in addition to increasing Japan’s contributions to Africa’s development.

Last October, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited President Sisi to attend the 7th TICAD summit.

The summit is a platform shared between Japan and African countries to boost the mutual benefits in fields of agriculture, industry, economy, and health.

The two leaders held talks last June in Osaka on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

During TICAD 6, the Japanese prime minister, disclosed that Africa will benefit from a $30 billion investment package by 2018, including a $10 billion investment in infrastructural development.

Source: Ahram Online

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