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Prez. Sirleaf in Nairobi to attend Tokyo Conference

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Prez. Johnson-Sirleaf
Prez. Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is in Nairobi, Kenya, to participate in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD).

President Johnson-Sirleaf departed Monrovia for the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi, Thursday, August 25, 2016 Via the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County.

An Executive Mansion release says the Conference will run from Saturday, August 27 to Sunday, August 28, is aimed at identifying common priorities for accelerating sustainable development in Africa.

The priorities include the growing role of the Private Sector in driving progress on the Continent.

The two-day Summit will also serve as an international platform to raise global awareness and ensure continued support for Africa’s Development Agenda 2063.

Africa Development Agenda 2063 focuses on a peaceful, integrated and prosperous continent, economic growth, trade and investment, human security, peace and stability.

According to the release, the forum, co-organized by the Japanese Government, UNDP, World Bank, African Union Commission, and the UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa, will be hosted by the Kenyan Government.

More than 6,000 participants, including African and Asian Heads of State and Government and representatives of the Private Sector, are expected to attend the Conference.


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