Somali leader In Japan To Participate International Conference On Somalia

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohmaud and his delegation have arrived in Tokyo, Japan capital on Thursday ahead of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) on Somalia’s recovery and reconstruction which is set to start in Yokohama on Saturday for a three-day run.

Mohamud said during a visit Japan on Thursday that he also wants the renew the relationship between two counters

Another conference which is also expected to be featured a number of key issues including economic growth, education and stabilization, among others will be held a day before the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

Japan is among many countries that have restored their diplomatic tie with the war-torn horn of Africa nation which is emerging from town decades of chaos and lawlessness, Japan ambassador to Somalia Toshihisa Takata was named earlier this year.

Tokyo conference follows the London conference which was hosted by the Britain government on May 7 as another conference on Somali is set to be hosted by the European Union in September.

The Somali president is also expected to attend the G8 summit in London on 15 June as this will be the first ever time a Somali president to be invited in this summit.

Mohamud office said he also met with Japan businessmen and Somali businessmen and students living in Japan on Monday, the start of the four-day trip, to encourage investment in his struggling country.

Xafiiska Wararka Midnimo,


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