The fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development

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The fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) Ministerial Preparatory Meeting commenced yesterday in the presence of Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
The meeting held at the African Union Commission (AUC) aims to develop issues for the TICAD V meeting that will be held in Yokohama, Japan from June 1 to 3, 2013.
Fumio Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, said that as our first effort in preparation for TICAD V, Japan has decided to provide assistance to the amount of 550 million dollars in order to ensure peace and stability in the continent.