Foreign Minister Kono’s attendance at the TICAD7 Ministerial Preparatory Meeting
August 27, 2019
On Tuesday, August 27, commencing at 2:30 p.m., the TICAD7 Ministerial Preparatory Meeting was held in Yokohama, and Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, attended the meeting as a Co-chair. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
2. In response, the Co-chair, H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt stated an intention to strengthen partnerships and to aim to achieve AU Agenda 2063 and SDGs through the TICAD7 process, under the theme of TICAD7, “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation”.
3. Thereafter, through the discussion among the ministerial-level participants, they affirmed the contents of ‘Yokohama Declaration 2019’ and ‘Yokohama Plan of Action 2019’, and the two documents will be presented to the leaders to be adopted at the TICAD7 Summit. In this meeting, the measures expressed during the TICAD process over the past three years were also presented through the ‘TICAD VI Report 2016-2018’.