• Kyodo News


Japan plans to hold in late March a ministerial-level followup meeting to the major conference on African development it hosted earlier this year, government sources said.

Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone hopes to attend the event, to be cohosted by other countries, in Botswana to highlight the steady support Japan is offering ahead of 2012, the target year for an assistance plan compiled at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development held in Yokohama in May.

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