Japan-Africa agreement in the interest of the benefit of Africa
Addis Ababa, March 18 (WIC) - The fifth annual Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V) held from 15 to 17 March 2013 in Addis Ababa discussed ways of strengthening Japan-Africa economic ties.
The conference reached consensus on a number of important ideas that ensure the benefit of Africans.
Among these issues of unanimity was the swift implementation of the Yokohama Declaration and the Yokohama Action Plan 2013-2017.
The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, the African Union and the Japanese government have affirmed to work jointly so as to enhance the mutual benefit of Japan and Africa.
Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Erastus Mwencha recalled Japan’s development support to Africa never declined even in times of disaster.
Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom noted the agreement reached between the Japanese government and Africans is in the interest of the benefit of Africans in general and of African women and children in particular.
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