Africa - Japan : Communiqué on preparations of TIGAD 7
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Mohamed Ali Hassan, accompanied by HE Mr. Mohamed ldriss Farah, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to Ethiopia, Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and the Economic Commission for Africa (CEA), and HE Mr. Ahmed Araita Ali, Ambassador of the
Republic of Djibouti in Japan, participated in the meeting of senior officials of TICAD VII in view of the preparation of the summit between the African Union and Japan to be held from 27 to 30 August 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.
TICAD is an international conference on African development organized by the Japanese government jointly with the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program, the African Union Commission and the World Bank.
After the 4th and 5th conferences held in Japan in 2008 and 2013, the 7th edition will also be held in Yokohama. More than 4,500 participants are expected at the largest international conference in Japan, including heads of state and government, as well as representatives from international and regional organizations, the private sector, NGOs and civil society .
In the midst of Africa's emergence as the largest frontier of the 21st century, Japan, as the host country of TICAD 7, will proactively support Africa's efforts for its development through collaboration between Japan's public and private sectors.
The Nairobi Declaration, adopted by the latest TICAD 6 in 2016, highlighted the idea of "promoting resilient health systems for quality of life" as one of its priority areas, because Africa is the continent that has suffered the most from serious infectious diseases and other diseases, which are major challenges to overcome for its development.
Taking this opportunity of the conference where African Heads of State and Government will meet at the same venue, will also be held the ceremony of awarding the third Hideyo Noguchi Prize for Africa.