Support for Nepal in the aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Board approval of ADB's expanded financial capacity, discussions for future collaboration with other financial bodies, and a pledge to turn ADB into a stronger, better and faster institution were some of the highlights of the 48th ADB Annual Meeting that just concluded in Baku, Azerbaijan.
ADB will become stronger, better and faster as it scales up its operations to eliminate poverty and promote sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, said ADB President Takehiko Nakao in his opening address to the 48th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors.
The 48th ADB Annual Meeting held in Baku, Azerbaijan, was rich in content, with frank and constructive discussions on many important topics that will help member countries, stakeholders and management build a stronger, better and faster ADB.
Opening Remarks by ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang at the 48th ADB Annual Meeting Seminar on Central Asia, Southern Caucasus and the Future of Regional Cooperation and Integration on 5 May 2015 in Baku, Azerbajian
At a press conference held on the last day of the 48th ADB Annual Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, President Takehiko Nakao thanked the Government of Azerbaijan for hosting the meeting, reaffirmed support for Nepal in the wake of April's earthquake, and gave an overview of ADB's reform agenda. President Nakao then answered questions from journalists.
Many economies in Asia and the Pacific are reconsidering growth models to respond to changing internal and external environments. View a recording of the Governors' Seminar at the held on the third day of the 48th ADB Annual Meeting.
ADB will continue to promote sustainable development and scale-up support for infrastructure, education and health, climate change and other areas, said President Takehiko Nakao in his opening address at the 48th Annual Meeting held in Baku, Azerbaijan.