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TICAD VI in Nairobi, Kenya

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) held in Nairobi, the Republic of Kenya, on August 27 and 28. This TICAD was the first to be held in Africa. Prime Minister Abe served as co-chair along with Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, and Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad. Japan sent out a message in order to strongly support development in Africa through public-private collaboration. The leaders and other senior officials of African countries had active discussions on responding to the new challenges that Africa faces, such as declining international resources prices, Ebola virus disease outbreaks and the fragility of the health system, and threats to peace and stability. Based on these discussions, the Nairobi Declaration was adopted.