5 March 2014
President Nakao visits Afghanistan
The President, accompanied by ADB's Central and West Asia Department Director General Klaus Gerhaeusser, met Afghanistan's First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim in Kabul on 5 March. They discussed development challenges and ADB's current and future programs in the country. President Nakao also met Afghanistan's Minister of Finance and ADB Governor Omar Zakhilwal, as well as current and potential contributors to the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund. The President emphasized the importance of the fund in the development of Afghanistan's infrastructure.
24 February 2014
President Nakao opens 2014 No Impact Week
The President on 24 February in ADB Headquarters opened the second ADB No Impact Week experiment. He was joined by ADB Vice-Presidents Bindu Lohani and Bruce Davis. View the event
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21 February 2014
President Nakao joins B20/G20 high-level events, meets Australia Treasurer
The President participated in the G20: A High-Level Public-Private Sector Conference and B20/G20 Roundtable on Infrastructure Financing, held on 21 February in Sydney. President Nakao also held a bilateral meeting with Australia Treasurer and ADB Governor Joe Hockey, and agreed to enhance partnership between Australia and ADB. He also met Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of ESCAP.
18 February 2014
President Nakao meets Republic of Korea's Deputy PM, addresses seminar on strengthening economic cooperation in Asia
The President on 18 February in Seoul met with Deputy Prime Minister Oh-Seok Hyun, who is also Minister of Strategy and Finance and ADB Governor for the Republic of Korea. They discussed the world economy and the country's economic strategy for innovation and growth. They also discussed how to enhance partnership between Korea and ADB including cofinancing and knowledge work. President Nakao also spoke at an ADBI-Korea Institute for International Economic Policy seminar, stressing the need to further strengthen economic cooperation and integration within Asia and with other regions of the world. He also gave a lecture on the Future of Asia: Challenges and Opportunities at the Seoul National University.
11 February 2014
President Nakao visits Yolanda-affected areas, opens extended mission
The President on 11 February visited areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda in and around Tacloban city, Leyte province. He met with national and local government officials, visited a primary school in Tanauan town, and surveyed early recovery efforts south of Tacloban. President Nakao also opened ADB's Extended Mission to Yolanda-Affected Areas, in the presence of senior national and local government officials and ADB staff. Read the news release