President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other African leaders and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe for the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan.
The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development Summit has the theme “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation” .
Today’s Echo gathered that Buhari had travelled to Japan on Sunday, August 25, three days ahead of the event for unknown reasons while the Japanese Prime Minister attended the G7 Summit in France. This sparked speculations about the real whereabouts of President Buhari.
However, Today’s ECho gathered that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to Japan on Tuesday, right in time to attend the opening ceremony of the TICAD on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has participated at the Opening Session and Plenary at the 7th TICAD conference in Yokohama Japan on 28th Aug 2019.
According to the Japanese PM’s office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at the welcome reception co-hosted by Mayor of Yokohama City, host town of TICAD7. The room was packed and full of energy.
President Buhari was at the event alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, UN Sec. Gen. Antonio Guterres, AU Chairperson and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-sisi and other African Leaders shortly before his participation at the Opening Session and Plenary at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama Japan.
See the tweet from presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad: