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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


13/01/2017 - Bonsoir mesdames et messieurs ! Je suis ravi d’être parmi vous aujourd’hui et il est réjouissant de voir un tel aéropage d’hommes d’affaires, de leaders d’opinion mondiaux, de partenaires et de collègues du développement de l’Afrique.


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


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