Equatorial Guinea is set to host the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) 2019 Annual Meetings set to begin tomorrow, in the country’s capital city, Malabo.
The theme for this year; ‘Regional Integration’ is one of the Bank’s five strategic priorities, known as the High 5s: (Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialise Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa).
The Bank’s Annual Meetings represent a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and mechanisms for advancing the continent’s regional integration agenda.
Some 3,000 participants are expected in Malabo, including finance ministers, governors of central banks, policy makers, civil society groups, heads of international organizations and business leaders from the Bank’s member states.
“The Government and people of Equatorial Guinea are ready and look forward to hosting the African Development Bank’s flagship event,” said The General Coordinator of the National Technical Committee in charge of the Annual Meetings, Mr. Bernardo Abaga Ndong. AfDB Chief of Protocol, André Basse, commended the host country for its commitment to the success of the Annual Meetings, returning this year to African soil after being held in Korea and India respectively.