Mr. Hamdard’s TICAD Briefing

August 22, 2017: Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary and Political Affairs of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo, met with a MOFA official of the Africa Affairs Department at the Foreign Press Center Japan. In the briefing, they discussed the upcoming TICAD Ministerial Meeting that will be held in Maputo, Mozambique on August 24-25. His Excellency Mr. Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will attend the meeting in Mozambique as a follow up of the Ministry’s meeting on TICAD that took place on August 5-6. Following the initial meeting, H.E. Mr. Kono will attend a bilateral meeting and talks regarding future economic projects. The H.E. Mr. Kono will also visit other African countries during his trip. At the end of the briefing, Mr. Hamdard thanked the MOFA official for Japan’s cooperation with Afghanistan’s projects, with hopes of continued discussions on future goals with the peaceful Afghan peoples.

TICAD is the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. Previously, the TICAD VI meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2016, with focuses on developing African economies, health services, and social stability. TICAD VII will be held in Yokohama, Japan in 2019.