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28/11/2016 - Honorable Minister Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance of Luxembourg; Honorable Ministers of Finance from Africa and Governors of the African Development Bank; ADF Deputies; Executive Directors, Senior Management and staff of the African Development Bank; colleagues from other development organizations; distinguished ladies and gentlemen – friends of Africa – good morning!

Categories: ADF, Partnerships


21/11/2016 - Your Excellency, Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire; my dear friend President Werner Hoyer of the European Investment Bank; Honorable Ministers; Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission; members of the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank; CEOs from Africa and Europe, staff colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

Categories: Boost Africa: Empowering Young African Entrepreneurs, Boost Africa: Empowering Young African Entrepreneurs, The President


17/11/2016 - Your Majesty the King of Morocco, Your Excellencies, Presidents and Heads of Government, ladies and gentlemen! I wish to thank you, your Majesty the King for inviting the African Development Bank to this Summit and for hosting the COP22 here in beautiful city of Marrakech.

Categories: Morocco, The President


17/11/2016 - Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen! I wish to thank you, Excellencies, Presidents, for being here for this event, at the Africa Pavilion.

In the typical African community, whenever there are issues, we call the elders together to solve them. Today, your Excellencies, there is a matter we need your voice to solve: how to support climate finance for Africa to adapt to climate change. This matter affects all of you and your countries. We need you and Africa needs your voice!

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Energy & Power, The President


16/11/2016 - Let me welcome you to the Africa Pavilion, where we celebrate today Africa Day. I congratulate the African Union for organizing this event.

Africa was at the forefront of the success of COP 21 in Paris. You our leaders led the way in supporting Africa’s need to solve its challenge of lack of electricity. And for good reason: Africa is tired of being in the dark. And Africa cannot develop in the dark.

Categories: Morocco, The President


07/11/2016 - Your Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire; Honorable Ministers, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Good morning everyone. I am delighted to welcome you to the African Development Bank for the West Africa Ministerial Dialogue Meeting on Strengthening Public Health Security in Africa. Thank you all for honoring our invitation

Categories: Health, Human Capital Development, Ebola, Partnerships, Private Sector, The President


26/10/2016 - Your Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister, President of KEXIM, Honorable Ministers, Business Leaders from Korea and Africa, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.

I wish to welcome you all to this Public-Private Partnership event. Once again let me thank H.E the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance, Mr. Yoo and the Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Dr. Lee, for your excellent reception and hospitality since we arrived here in the beautiful city of Seoul for the 5th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference.

Categories: Korea, The President


25/10/2016 - Your Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister, the President of the Korea Export-Import Bank, Honorable Ministers, Executive Directors of the African Development Bank, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. I wish to thank the Government of Korea for hosting this 5th KOAFEC Ministerial Meeting and for choosing a great theme: “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture through Industrialization.”

Categories: Korea, Partnerships, The President


25/10/2016 - Your Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Il-Ho Yoo; President of Korea Export-Import Bank, Dr. Duk-Hoon Lee; Honorable Ministers, Business Leaders from Korea and Africa, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.

Categories: The President


22/10/2016 - Good evening everyone. And thank you, Zeinab Badawi, for that very warm introduction. You all know she is a fantastic media personality, from her famous shows on “Hard Talk”. Well, I sure hope she will not be so hard on me today!

Categories: United Kingdom, The President