Annual Meeting 2014 Ends in Astana

Video | 5 May 2014

ADB's Annual Meeting in Astana comes to end after four days of debate, decision making and knowledge sharing with a wrap-up of the Business Session and the President's Closing Press Conference.

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Title: Annual Meeting 2014 Ends in Astana

Description: ADB's Annual Meeting in Astana comes to end after four days of debate, decision making and knowledge sharing with a wrap-up of the Business Session and the President's Closing Press Conference.

VO: ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting closed today and the main event was the final business session of the Board of Governors. Over 2 business sessions governors report on their countries’ previous years activities and look forward to the coming years involvement with ADB.

SOT: Bindu Lohani
Vice President
Asian Development Bank
This is the opportunity for us to listen to our governors in a single forum. I think it’s a very very valuable opportunity in a short period.

VO: This year’s meeting attracted delegates from all of ADB’s 67 members.

SOT: Bindu Lohani
Vice President
Asian Development Bank
From the governor’s perspective, they see the bank is becoming more innovative, wants to become more innovative, wants to be even more efficient and relevant to the client, and that’s the kind of homework will have to do. And that I also see as a success because those are the some of the things we are talking in the bank.

VO: At his closing press conference the ADB president committed the organization to continued emphasis on poverty reduction.

SOT: Takehiko Nakao
President
Asian Development Bank
Although Asia is growing and thriving, the goals of a very large population of Asia is more than 50% of our world population today. It is also home to many poor people. So, it should remain the main focus of our operations.

VO: The ADB Annual Meeting was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from the 2nd – 5th of May