August 28, 2016
Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
1 On Sunday, August 28, commencing at 8:45 a.m. (local time; 2:45 p.m., Japan time) for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, who is visiting Nairobi, the Republic of Kenya, to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), attended the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) High-level Panel: Africa, Toward 2063 and Beyond at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), and delivered an address.

2 In his address, Prime Minister Abe explained that from the point of view of responding to African ownership, Japan will support Africa in realizing Agenda 2063, and to that end, proposed moving boldly ahead with "investing for the future" of Africa, including infrastructure and human resources development. Prime Minister Abe also emphasized the importance of swiftly launching various initiatives, starting from whichever areas are possible.

(Reference) This side event was held by JICA from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The main attendees were H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia; Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank; and Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of JICA. The panel discussed the necessity for African development from a long-term perspective, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa's own development agenda, Agenda 2063.

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