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20.03.2008 General News

Foreign Affairs Minister Leaves For Libreville

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Ghana's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD, left Accra yesterday for Libreville, Gabon, to attend the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) scheduled for May 28-30, 2008.

A statement issued in Accra by the Ministry said the Libreville meeting would build on the results of earlier preparatory meetings and work towards achieving consensus on the political declaration to be known as the Yokohama Declaration for the TICAD IV Summit.

The statement said the areas of discussion agreed in previous preparatory meetings include infrastructure, trade and investments, agriculture, energy access, education, health, consolidation of peace and governance and adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

 Mr Osei-Adjei is expected to address the Ministerial Meeting on the progress so far made by Ghana in her development efforts as well as the people and depth of Asia-Africa co-operation under the theme: 'Expanding Partnership.'

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