The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit will be held in Africa for the first time


TICAD VI will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 August 2016. H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, announced today, Saturday 31 January 2016, in the company of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Representative and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan to the AU 26th Summit. The announcement of the dates of the TICAD VI was made at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in the sideline of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads and State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma welcomed the participants of the ceremony on behalf of the African Union Commission and underlined the importance of this event to Africa. She expressed her appreciation to the Government of Kenya for accepting to host the TICAD VI Summit.

In his short statement,  Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai noted the importance and great attention that the Prime Minister of Japan is giving to the success of TICAD VI Summit and he commended the acceptance of the Republic of Kenya to host the Summit and the preparations for the forthcoming TICAD VI Summit in 2016, which will be the first ever to take place in Africa.

During the announcement ceremony, H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta said that TICAD is promoting the principles of African ownership for the processes encapsulated in the African Union Agenda 2063, with a clear focus to provide decent and productive jobs for the African people, especially the youth. He stated that Kenya will spare no efforts in ensuring that the upcoming TICAD VI Summit. H.E. Mr. Kenyatta is a success. He expressed gratitude to Government of Japan for the cooperation it extended to Kenya in the run up to hosting the TICAD VI Summit.

It is worth noting that TICAD VI is expected to attract over 6,000 participants from Africa and Japan and various international organizations.

Source: African Union Commission (AUC)


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