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Ethiopia finalizing preparations to take active part at TICAD 7, says Dr Markos

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Addis Ababa, August 13, 2019 (FBC) –State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Markos Tekle, today conferred with Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura, Representative of the Government of Japan for the International Peace and Stability.

Dr Markos said the two countries have longstanding relations, adding, Ethiopia is finalizing preparations to take active part at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7).

The conference, scheduled to take place after two weeks, would help the two countries expand their links in areas of trade and investment, he said.

Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamur, for his part said the event would be a good opportunity for Ethiopia to promote the economic reform undertaken to encourage investment flows to the country.

The 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development will be held from 28-30 August 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.

The first conference took place in 1993.

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