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The 53rd Annual Meeting of ADB Concludes

The 53rd Annual Meeting of ADB Concludes

The 2nd stage of the virtual two-day Annual Meeting addressed issues including health, economic prospects and tax. President Asakawa vowed ADB would be “a steadfast partner” for Asia and the Pacific.

Read: President Masatsugu Asakawa's speech at the Business Session



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The 53rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK was held virtually on 17-18 SEPTEMBER 2020

“Rest assured that ADB will continue to earn your trust as a steadfast partner during the uncertain times we still face in our region as we build for a strong and lasting recovery.”

Masatsugu Asakawa, ADB President

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With Asia and the Pacific’s energy demand projected to double by 2030, about 200 million people without electricity and more than 1.7 billion people without access to clean cooking, ADB is committed to helping its developing member countries achieve access to clean energy for all.

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