UPDATE1: Abe to make formal visit to Kenya to attend Japan-Africa summit

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19:25 22 August 2016

TOKYO, Aug. 22, Kyodo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a formal visit to Kenya to attend a summit of Japanese and African leaders, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday.

Leaving Japan for Kenya on Thursday, Abe plans to participate in the sixth summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Nairobi on Saturday and Sunday, the top government spokesman said at a press conference.

During his visit to the country, Abe is also slated to meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and possibly hold talks with other African leaders, Japanese government officials said.

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