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President Faure invited to attend high-level international events |24 August 2019

President Danny Faure will be attending a series of exclusive high-level international events set to bring new development opportunities to Seychelles, starting with the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, according to State House.

Being held from August 28-30, 2019 in Yokohama, Japan under the theme ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad) is the largest international conference held in Japan. Led by the Japanese government and co-sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union Commission and the World Bank, Ticad will see the involvement of more than 4,500 heads of state and government and decision-makers from all sectors of society.

Following Ticad 7, President Faure will deliver the keynote address at the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders’ Summit in Cape Town on September 3.

The summit is a unique invitation-only event to foster and facilitate inbound investment within the continent, and will allow Seychelles to access vetted co-investment opportunities and partners.

From September 4-6, President Faure has been invited to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa, also being held in Cape Town. Under the theme ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, the meeting will address regional strategic priorities including innovation, sustainable development, growth and stability.

The president will proceed to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland to deliver the keynote address at the Ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, co-hosted by The Commonwealth of Learning and The Open University from September 9-12, 2019.

An initiative of the Commonwealth Heads of Government, the event will gather all ministers of education from across the Commonwealth and is designed to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.

President Faure will leave the country on August 26, 2019 and will return to office on September 14, 2019, following three days of annual leave.


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