The Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya from August 27-28, 2016.
The summit, co-organised by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union and the World Bank, will focus on promoting structural economic transformation through diversification and industrialisation; promoting resilient health system for quality life and promoting social stability for shared prosperity.
During the conference, the Nigerian leader will participate in plenary sessions on TICAD in alignment with African Development, the Dialogue with the Private Sector as well as the Global Launch of the Second Africa Human Development Report.
He will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
The Presidency said no fewer than 35 other African leaders are expected at the two-day high-level summit, which will also be attended by leading private sector companies from Japan.
This is the first time TICAD is holding in Africa since its inception in 1993.
Nigeria has played a prominent role at the forum aimed at forging international partnerships for Africa’s transformation and prosperity through economic growth, agriculture and social stability.