Establishment of the Fourth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD IV) Secretariat

December 14, 2007

  1.  On November 15 (Thu), the TICAD IV Secretariat was established under the Director-General for Sub-Saharan African Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  In collaboration with the Secretariat for the G8 Summit, the TICAD IV Secretariat will carry out overall operations of the TICAD IV, which will be held from May 28 to 30, 2008, in Yokohama, including logistics and press-related matters.  
  2.  Mr. Shuichiro Megata, Director-General for Sub-Saharan African Affairs, has been appointed to concurrently work as the Secretary-General of the Secretariat, and about 40 officials of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau and others have been assigned to the TICAD IV Secretariat.

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