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The fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development ended Monday with adoption of the Yokohama Declaration, a pledge to promote private sector-led growth in achieving sustainable development.

A five-year action plan for 2013 to 2017 was also adopted at the end of the three-day meeting. It details the processes of achieving goals such as accelerating growth and reducing poverty. The Japanese government and Africa will hold regular meetings to monitor and follow up on the plans.

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