Friday 26th August, 2016
, Aug. 26, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama has left Accra for Nairobi, Kenya
to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development
(TICAD VI), according to a statement from the Flagstaff House Communications
is the first time the Conference is taking place in Africa.
to the statement, President Mahama said he was looking forward to both the
bilateral discussions at the political level, and discussions on boosting the
private sector’s role in the continent’s growth agenda.
Heads of State would take part in a special high level engagement with the
continent’s private sector and their counterparts from Japan, and also discuss
the promotion of structural economic transformation through economic diversification
of the Conference opening on Saturday, President Mahama would hold talks with
the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, later today and also grant audience to
the Executive Director of The Global Fund, the statement said.
Mahama is expected back home on Monday, August 29.