Luanda, March 11, 2022
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received on Friday morning, March 11th of this year, the Head of the Diplomatic Mission of Japan in Angola, Jiro Maruhashi, with whom he discussed information regarding the ministerial meeting of TICAD-8, to be held next August 27-28 in Tunis, Tunisia.
On July 16, 2020, the Government of Japan announced that the Republic of Tunisia would host the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), to be held in 2022.
The Government of the Republic of Tunisia and the co-organizers of TICAD, UNOSAA, UNDP, African Union Commission (AUC), World Bank and the Government of Japan express their strong commitment to the TICAD process for building a prosperous and peaceful future for the African continent.
This will be the second TICAD High Level Summit to be held in Africa, after Kenya hosted TICAD-6 in Nairobi in August 2016.
Africa is the continent with unlimited potentials for economic, social, and human development, undergoing significant transformation in line with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Agenda 2030.
At the same time, Africa, like every other continent on the globe, is currently facing a serious human security crisis due to COVID-19 that threatens the entire spectrum of people’s life, survival, livelihood, and dignity.
With its history of more than a quarter century, TICAD is gaining even more importance as an inclusive multilateral conference to address development issues in Africa, including in the area of health and private sector development.
Considering the outcomes of TICAD -7, held in Yokohama in August 2019, the TICAD co-organizers will continue to fully support Africa-led development for TICAD-8 in close collaboration with the host country, Tunisia.
The audience granted by the Head of Angolan diplomacy to Ambassador Jiro Maruhashi was attended by Ambassador Clemente Camenha, Director of the Asia and Oceania Directorate of MIREX and the Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Márcio Burity.
DIRECTION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION AND PRESS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN RELATIONS (DTICII-MIREX), in Luanda, on March 11, 2022.