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"A Global Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity:
A Message from Africa"

Friday, 19 May 2000
The United Nations University Headquarters

Organized by:
African Diplomatic Corps, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, United Nations University
Supported by: Asahi Shimbun


Morning Session
09:30-09:40 Welcoming Address: Mr. Ichita Yamamoto, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Japan
09:40-09:50 Welcoming Remarks:
Prof. Hans van Ginkel, Rector, United Nations University
09:50-10:00 Welcoming Remarks:
H.E. Mr. Rachad Farah, Dean of African Diplomatic Corps
10.00-10:20 Keynote Speech:
"Africa and Japan in the 21st Century: an African Perspective"
M. Amadou Toumani Touré, Former President of Mali
10:20-11:00 [Coffee Break]
11:00-11:20 "Japan and Africa in the 21st Century: A Japanese Perspective"
Ambassador Hisashi Owada, President of the Japan Institute of International Affairs
11:20-11:40 "The UN Contribution to the Partnership between Africa and Japan"
Prof. Hans van Ginkel, Rector, United Nations University
11:40-13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00 [Lunch Break]
Afternoon Session
14:00-14:20 "Africa in the New International Order"
Ambassador Yoshio Hatano, President, Foreign Press Center (Japan)
14:20-14:40 "Africa's Expectations from the G8 Summit to be held in Japan"
Dr. K.Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa
14:40-15:00 [Coffee Break]
15:00-15:20 "Tokyo Agenda for Action: The Role of JICA"
Mr. Kimio Fujita, Chairman and President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
15:20-15:40 "Trade and Investment between Japan and Africa: A Way to Sustain Africa Development Efforts"
Mr. Yoshihiko Saeki, President of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
15:40-17:15 Discussion
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks by the Chairpersons
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