Addis Ababa meeting lays ground for Afro-Japanese confab

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A preparatory meeting has been slated for 3-4 March in Addis Ababa ahead of the 3rd Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD III) later this year.
Organisers said the meeting would lay the groundwork for discussions on various issues, including peace and governance, human resource development, private sector development and the furtherance of south-south cooperation, particularly between Asia and Africa.
TICAD was launched in 1993 to promote dialogue between African leaders and their partners, and to mobilise support for development initiatives conceived within the continent.
To that end, TICAD strongly advocates an approach wherein African countries are fully in charge of the continent's development process, albeit in partnership with the international community, hence its endorsement of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
TICAD III will be held from 29 September to 1 October this year in Tokyo.

26 Fevereiro 2003 15:58:00

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