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17/10/2017 - I wish to thank the President of the Iowa State University and the faculty and staff of the university for the honor of being invited to speak at your beautiful campus, at the Norman Borlaug lecture.

Categories: The President


29/09/2017 - Excellence, Monsieur le ministre d’État

Mesdames et messieurs les ministres,

Mesdames, messieurs,

Je suis heureux de me trouver au Burkina Faso, pour ma première visite officielle en qualité de président de la Banque africaine de développement.

Categories: Burkina Faso, The President


28/09/2017 - Prime Minister, Head of Government,

Distinguished Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions,

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Government,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Categories: Niger, The President


13/09/2017 - Your Excellency President Macky Sall,

Honourable Ministers,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to welcome you today to this Annual Shareholders Meeting. Thank you for your support for Africa50.

Categories: The President


19/08/2017 - I wish to thank you for inviting me to this 37th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community. The African Development Bank – your Bank – strongly supports your aspirations for the Southern Africa Development Community, and indeed the aspirations for an accelerated development of Africa. The investment of the African Development Bank in the Southern Africa region totaled $10 billion by the end of 2016, and accounted for 22% of all investments by the Bank in Africa. So you can see why I am excited to be here!

Categories: South Africa, The President


19/07/2017 - Your Excellency Mr. Prime Minister, Head of Government; Mr. Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Governor of the African Development Bank for Cameroon; Honorable Ministers; Distinguished Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions; Honorable Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

It was a great honor to be invited by President Paul Biya to visit Cameroon, my first official visit as President of the African Development Bank Group. I was greatly honored to have been received in audience by the President of the Republic. I hail his leadership in Africa and the crucial role that he continues to play to guarantee peace and stability in the region, and his role in stabilizing the general macro-economic environment of the CEMAC region.

Categories: Cameroon, The President


04/07/2017 - Excellencies, Ministers here present,

Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Shinichi SAIDA and other Ambassadors,

Colleagues, Media Representatives,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you all for being here today for the launch of the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative, in partnership with the Government of Japan

Categories: Ethiopia, Energy & Power, The President


15/06/2017 - Your Excellency, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique,

Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross,

Honourable Ministers, Ambassadors, Business leaders, and Friends of Africa, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.

I wish to thank my dear friends Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa, and Chairman Jeffrey Sturchio for inviting me to speak at this U.S - Africa Business Summit. It’s great to see so many people here.

Categories: United States of America, The President


29/05/2017 - Your Excellencies, I wish to thank Prime Minister Gentiloni for inviting me to participate at this G7 Summit. It sends a major message: the G7 takes Africa seriously and sees the African Development Bank as a strategic partner. Let me thank you all in the G7 for your strong support for the African Development Bank.

Categories: India, Human Capital Development, Partnerships, Employment, Youth, Education, Information & Communication Technology, Energy & Power, The President


25/05/2017 - The Chief Minister of Gujarat,

Honorable Ministers, Governors of the Bank, Distinguished Guests, Partners, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Mr. Chairman, Minister Arun Jaitley, congratulations on successfully shepherding this 52nd Annual Meetings. The way you efficiently chaired all our statutory meetings has been impressive. We are grateful to you and your staff in the Ministry of Finance of India for a job well done!

Categories: India, Partnerships, The President