[29th August 2016]


H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta with H.E. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and African Heads of State & Government, and, Business leaders

On 28th August, 2016 TICAD's political leaders; Heads of State & Government, and Business leaders converged for a Special Plenary session for a High-Level Policy dialogue over role of the private sector in delivering Africa's economic transformation.

The conference's emphasize was on economic growth through diversification & industrialization, and Investment & trade. The Special interactive Session between the Heads of State & Government and Business leaders demonstratesTICAD's resolve to strengthen the private sector centered policies for increased trade and investment, as engines of economic development. This is a paradigm shift that is also envisaged to strengthen a mutually beneficial business partnership between Japan and Africa, and, other global development partners.

The Conference culminated in the signing of various Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) by over 20 companies from Japan and Africa. The MoUs are aimed at enhancing trade & investments relationship between Japan and Africa. The Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest)signed three MoUs with JETRO, and, the Mizuho Bank Ltd.



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