The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) will kick off Wednesday in Yokohama, Japan, headed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency Bassam Rady said that the conference will run from August 28 to 30, under the joint presidency of Japan and Egypt, which currently presides over the African Union.
The conference is one of the most important international forums for cooperation in development between Africa, Japan and international institutions, Rady said.
He added that African heads of state, and a number of representatives from international organizations and institutions led by the United Nations and the World Bank, will take part in the conference.
The conference will focus on various important events, including the second session of the public-private seminar on high-quality infrastructure between Japan and Africa to be organized by the Japanese ministries of Territorial Development, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Fourteen African countries, including Egypt and Tunisia, Morocco, Cote d’ivoire, Ethiopia and Ghana will participate in the seminar, scheduled on Wednesday.