FILE- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during a conference in Egypt- press photo
CAIRO - 30 August 2019: The 7th Tokyo International Conference on Africa's Development (TICAD) has resulted in a three-year joint cooperative plan between African and Japan, said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in the conclusion secession of TICAD Summit on Friday in the Japanese city of Yokohama.
The plan aims to achieve the aspirations of stability, peace, modernization and prosperity, besides addressing the challenges facing African people, President sisi added, saying “The 7th TICAD Summit is an important turning point in promoting cooperation between the African Union and Japan.”
President Sisi said that the summit shed light on African countries, whose youth make up about 65 percent of the whole African population.
President Sisi affirmed to Egypt’s all Africa's partners that the continent has adopted a long way of economic and political reforms, calling on the international investors and partners to cooperate with African countries to transfer their knowledge to the Africans, modernize industrialization system, develop the infrastructure and technology, and to establish a digital economy.
“I would like re-invite all Japanese private sector companies and international companies and international financial institutions to cooperate and invest in Africa. The right time has come to open up to the continent.The African markets are open and the investment climate ready for cooperation with all partners,” said President Sisi, thanking Japanese people and government for the TICAD summit.
During his visit, President Sisi held a series of bilateral meetings with Japanese officials and businessmen, besides African leaders on the sidelines of the summit.