President Nakao meets Republic of Korea Trade Minister
The Trade Minister of the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy Yoo Myung-hee paid a courtesy visit to President Nakao on 17 April 2019 at ADB headquarters in Manila. They discussed cooperation in knowledge, financing, and renewable energy. Download photo
President Nakao holds meetings in Washington DC
President Nakao met Pakistan Finance Minister and ADB Governor, Asad Umar, on 11 April 2019 and Afghanistan Acting Finance Minister and ADB Governor, Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, on 12 April 2019 to discuss country programs and partnerships. During his mission to Washington DC for the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings he also met a number of development partners, including UN Special Envoy for Special Education Gordon Brown. ADB and UNDP agreed to work more closely on regional Sustainable Development Goals. Read news release. Download photo.
President Nakao represents regional development banks in G20 meeting
President Nakao represented regional development banks in the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors 11-12 April 2019. The gathering took place during the Spring Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Download photo
President Nakao meets MDB heads at World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting
President Nakao met with heads of multilateral development banks during the Spring Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC on 10 April 2019. They discussed strategic issues, financing from institutional investors, skills development, job creation, and climate change. Earlier, Mr. Nakao chaired a meeting of the heads of four regional development banks (the African Development Bank, ADB, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and the Inter-American Development Bank). The next MDB and RDB Heads meetings will be held in October, following the traditional practice among the heads to convene three times each year in January, April, and October. Download photo
President Nakao pledges strong support for ASEAN infrastructure
President Nakao took part in the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers' Meeting in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 5 April 2019. He discussed growth in ASEAN and reaffirmed ADB's support for infrastructure development. He met a number of ADB Governors at the meeting. Read news release. Download photo.
New facility to mobilize $1 billion for ASEAN green infrastructure
President Nakao and Thailand’s Finance Minister and ADB Governor Apisak Tantivorawong launched the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility on 4 April 2019 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The facility will mobilize $1 billion in green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia. It’s a new initiative under the ADB-administered ASEAN Infrastructure Fund. Read news release. Download photo.
President Nakao meets OPIC officials
President Nakao and officials from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), led by Acting Executive Vice President Ryan Brennan, met on 26 March 2019 at ADB headquarters in Manila to exchange ideas on expanding collaboration. The delegation also met senior ADB departmental staff. Download photo
President Nakao Meets Alternate Governor for Portugal
President Nakao and Portugal Secretary of State for Internationalization and ADB Alternate Governor, Eurico Brilhante Dias, met on 25 March 2019 at ADB headquarters in Manila to discuss collaboration. President Nakao expressed appreciation for Portugal’s continued commitment to the bank and noted the country's recent increase in capital subscription. They agreed to explore cofinancing in support of Strategy 2030. Download photo
AIIB President visits ADB
President Nakao met with AIIB President Jin Liqun on 21 March 2019 at ADB headquarters in Manila. They discussed a range of strategic and operational issues. Mr. Nakao and Mr. Jin also signed the ADB-AIIB Cofinancing Framework Agreement that will guide future cofinancing agreements between the two institutions. Read news release. Download photo.
President Nakao, Republic of Korea officials discuss strengthening cooperation
President Nakao and a delegation from the Republic of Korea, led by Director General of the Development Finance Bureau of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Chang Huh, met on 15 March 2019 at ADB headquarters in Manila. They discussed strengthening cooperation between ADB and the Republic of Korea, as well as the 2020 ADB Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors. Download photo