AfDB President Congratulates Senegalese Government and People
African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, arrived in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, where he is expected to attend the AfDB 2009 Annual Meetings. He told the media that he was congratulating the people and government of Senegal for “the invitation and quality of reception” they had offered to participants of the 2009 Annual Meetings. He paid tribute to Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade, “a great African who has done a lot for the continent.” He also said he was also coming to take advice from the Senegalese leader.
Regarding the Annual Meetings in Dakar, Mr. Kaberuka underscored that they constituted a major turning point in the search for a response to the global financial crisis, given that the Annual Meetings were the first time all AfDB stakeholders would be reflecting on a response to the crisis. He also said that “it is the first time since the Tunis ministerial meeting that we are having an opportunity to examine the last six months and take necessary decisions.”