Statements

Search filters

20/03/2017 - Good morning to you all. Welcome to the Africa CEO Forum 2017. The African Development Bank is proud to be a strategic partner of the Africa CEO Forum. President Adesina was looking forward very much to being here with you today. But, unfortunately, due to a personal family loss, he is unable to join you, but asked me to assure you that he is with you, because, and I quote him, “Africa is always on my mind”.

Categories: Switzerland, Human Capital Development, Private Sector, Partnerships, Employment, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Youth, Fragile States Facility, Fragile States Facility, The President


13/03/2017 - Your Excellency, Mr. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General and Chairman of the Africa Progress Panel,

Your Excellency, former President Horst Kohler of Germany, members of the Africa Progress Panel,

Eminent Members of the Special High-Level Panel of the Bank,

Your Excellencies Ambassadors,

Honorable Ministers,

Heads of Diplomatic Missions,

Board of Directors of the Bank,

Staff Colleagues,

Members of the Press,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Good morning!

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power, Partnerships, The President


16/02/2017 - Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thanks to all of you for doing us the honour of attending our annual gathering. Let me start by wishing you and all your families a happy New Year.

We are always delighted to welcome the diplomatic community and the international institutions to this annual luncheon with the African Development Bank.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Human Capital Development, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Partnerships, The President


14/01/2017 - Excellencies. I thank President of Mali, my big brother Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, for organizing this Forum, and my dear friend, Africa's friend, President Hollande of France, for his exceptional support for Africa.

Categories: Mali, The President


10/01/2017 - Honorable Ahmed Bakayoko, Minister of State for Interior and Security of Côte d’Ivoire;

Mr. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal and President of Panafrican Institute of Strategy;

Mr. Ayodele Odusola, Chief Economist of UNDP Africa Regional Bureau in New York, representing Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Director of the UNDP Africa Regional Bureau in New York;

Categories: Fragile States Facility, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Employment, Fragile States Facility, The President


05/12/2016 - Good morning! I wish to warmly welcome you all to this African Economic Conference, being held in Abuja. Unlocking the potential of agro-industrial development across all of Africa is what this conference is about. The choice of Nigeria to host this is significant: it is the most populous African country, with enormous potential in agriculture. If well managed, Nigeria has the potential to become a global powerhouse through agro-industrialization

Categories: The President


05/12/2016 - Monsieur le Président de la République de Madagascar, Excellence Monsieur Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA

Monsieur le Secrétaire d’Etat chargé du développement et de la francophonie, Monsieur André Vallini

Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres

Categories: Madagascar, The President


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