LATEST: President leaves for TICAD

Source: LATEST: President leaves for TICAD | The Herald August 26, 2016

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter

President Mugabe has left for Nairobi, Kenya where he will join more than 35 African Heads of State and Government attending the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit.

He was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, Government MInisters and senior civil servants.

VP Mphoko is acting President.

TICAD promotes high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and the continent’s development partners on issues relating to economic growth, trade and investment, sustainable development, human security, peace and stability and government.

The summit, to be held at the Kenyatta International Convention Center from 27 to 28 August, is coming to Africa for the first time since its inception in 1993.

In 1993, Japan co-hosted the inaugural TICAD conference and has done the so in the subsequent years on a five year interval.

Details to follow….