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ADF-11 Chair's Summary – Bamako Meeting
ADF Deputies, joined by Representatives of Regional Member Countries and International Development Institutions, met in Bamako, Mali, on 19-21 September 2007. The President of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Amadou Toumani Toure, opened the meeting. He highlighted the key role played by the African Development Bank Group in Mali’s development and its importance as an African development institution. The ADB President, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, thanked the Government of Mali for the warm hospitality extended to delegates and the strong support to the Fund demonstrated by the official opening of the meeting by President Toure. He emphasized the importance of devoting more resources to support fragile states and to regional operations, with benefits to the whole continent, and re-affirmed the Fund's full commitment to results, while acknowledging the inadequacy of Management’s preparations for the meeting on this subject. Members of the High Level Panel also attended the meeting. The preliminary conclusions of the Panel were presented by President Chissano of Mozambique and were discussed with participants in plenary as well as bilaterally.