Sudan: Japanese-African Summit in Nairobi Kicks Off With Participation of 25 Heads of State

The Japanese-African Summit started, Saturday, morning in Nairobi with the participation of Sudanese high level-delegation headed by the First Vice-President, General, Bakri Hassan Saleh.

The speakers , at the opening session of the summit, focused on the topic of economic development and the fight against terrorism.

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, said his country has concentrated on the African continent, not only in trade and economics, but Japan also, and through support for the African and Sudan position, especially demands concerning the reform of the United Nations and the security Council. He said Japan ,despite the economic weight, does not have the right of veto in the security Council.

He pointed out to the Japanese support to the African continent, during the coming three years in the fields of human development, explaining that his country will allocate ten billion dollars over the next three years, for the rehabilitation of infrastructure on the continent.

His speech has found a warm welcome from the African leaders, especially when he talked about the reform of the UN Security Council.

The session was also addressed by the Chadian President, Idriss Deby, who called for the fight against terrorism, as an impediment to development, progress and peace.

Kenyan President , Uhuru Kenyatta, also addressed the summit, thanking Japan for its support to the continent, calling on security and economic cooperation.

Source: Sudan News Agency.