Tunisia to host 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8)
and will thus become the second African country to be granted the honour of organizing this Conference.
While expressing its gratitude to the Japanese Government, the African Union Commission, the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank for hosting this Important Summit, Tunisia is convinced that this Conference will constitute an important stage for the strengthening of cooperation, the exploration of new perspectives of partnership between Japan and African countries, the intensification of initiatives aimed at achieving sustainable and fair development and the consolidation of the foundations of security, stability and peace for all African peoples.
Given the current exceptional situation that humanity is experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions, this 8th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on the Development of Africa will be, among other things, a remarkable opportunity to demonstrate the commitment of the International Community in general, and of the Japanese Government in particular, to the African Continent, and to contribute to the concretization of the spirit of solidarity and collective work with a view to meeting common challenges and achieving the goals of inclusive and sustainable development.
The initiative presented by Tunisia to the United Nations Security Council and which resulted in the unanimous adoption of resolution 2532 of July 1st, 2020, stems from its deep conviction in these principles and its determination to channel all efforts to achieve development and prosperity, protect people from the ravages of armed conflict and provide them with a solid foundation for well-being and dignified living.
Perfectly convinced that the Tokyo International Conference for the Development of Africa constitutes one of the major mechanisms which materialize these noble aspirations and an important lever for multilateral cooperation, Tunisia renews its firm commitment to contribute to the consolidation of triangular cooperation and partnership between Japan and Africa, and work to bring together all the conditions for success for the 8th edition of TICAD in order to make it one of the instruments for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want”
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