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2008 AEC - Trade and Investment between Japan and Africa in the context of follow - up to the fourth Tokyo international conference on african development


On the occasion of the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) held from 28 to 30 May, 2008, in Yokohama, Japan, the TICAD Initiative pledged to continue its support to boost trade and investment flows with Africa. The Yokohama Declaration, Plan of Action and its Follow-up Mechanism are presented in this paper as the basis for strengthening economic cooperation between Japan and Africa in a wide range of issues, including trade and investment, with the potential to make a tangible contribution to the continent’s ongoing socio-economic growth and development and make remarkable progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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