- Title: African leaders gather in Japan for TICAD
- Date: 28th August 2019
- Summary: YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF LEADERS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS VARIOUS OF JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE, UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES, TOGETHER WITH OTHER LEADERS WAVING SIGNBOARD READING (English): "TICAD YOKOHAMA JAPAN 2019" CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS ABE WALKING TO PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, SHINZO ABE, SAYING: "There is something Japan wants to do with Africa. To protect the Indo-Pacific that connects Japan and Africa as international common goods with the rule of law." CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES WALKING TO PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES, SAYING: "And TICAD has played a critical role in focusing international dialogue on Africa, built on the twin principles of African ownership and international partnership. Its partnerships have made important contributions to Africaâ€™s economic transformation through entrepreneurship and trade. And they have supported increased success to health services, education, water and sanitation, and helped promote peace and stability." CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (French) AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION CHAIR, MOUSSA FAKI MAHAMAT, SAYING: "The commitment of Japan to TICAD is an example of constructive multilateralism. I salute the inclusion of the United Nations, the World Bank and other technical and private partners through the world. TICAD has progressively built a strategic partnership with Africa, Japan and other partners." CONFERENCE ENDING OFFICIALS STANDING
- Embargoed: 11th September 2019 10:04
- Keywords: Japan Africa TICAD development the United Nations Yokohama
- Location: YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
- City: YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AU4RNLZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Leaders from African countries, international organizations gathered in Japan's Yokohama on Wednesday (August 28) for their latest Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at the conference and stressed the importance of addressing climate issues and the need for technological innovation.
It was the seventh installment of TICAD and the first meeting since 2016 when it was held in Nairobi, Kenya.
The meetings are led by Japan and co-organized by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank and the African Union Commission.
(Production: Kwiyeon Ha, Chris Gallagher, Peter Blaza)
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