President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves for Tokyo conference


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President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing delegates at TICAD meeting in Nairobi. [Photo/PSCU]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has left the country for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan (TICAD).

The Head of State left on Monday for the event set to begin on Wednesday.

This year’s conference is the 7th edition and runs until August 30 under the theme: “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation.”

According to State House, the main focus will be on development in Africa, where Kenya will be seeking “to strengthen its bilateral relations as well as consolidate cooperation with Japan in various sectors of the economy.”

The conference builds on the sixth edition held in Nairobi in 2016 which gave African leaders and development partners a platform to discuss matters concerning growth, sustainable development, security, peace and stability.

The leaders are expected to review the progress made on the issues and chart the way forward.

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development was initiated by the Asian state in 1993 to promote Africa’s development.

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