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Second ADF-11 Replenishment Meeting – Chair’s Summary
ADF Deputies, joined by Representatives of Regional Member Countries and International Development Institutions, met in Tunis, Tunisia, on 11-12 June 2007. The Minister of Development and International Cooperation of Tunisia, H.E. Mohamed Nurri Jouini, opened the meeting. He underlined the unique pan-African character of the Bank Group, drew attention to the need for increased financing with greater predictability, for greater country ownership of the development process and for the Bank to continue to sharpen its focus on key sectors. The ADB President, Dr. Donald Kaberuka thanked the Government of Tunisia for temporarily hosting the Bank Group and for the warm hospitality extended to delegates. He emphasized the current window of opportunity for Africa’s development and the ability of the Bank Group to meet the demands of its Regional Member Countries. He noted the improved capabilities of the Group and welcomed the renewal of donors’ Gleneagles commitments, while urging donors to avoid establishing new conditions or prescribing new mandates for the Bank Group.