About 3,500 participants took part in discussions about how ADB can further scale up efforts to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific and help achieve a more sustainable future, during ADB's 49th Annual Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.
Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, spoke at the 49th ADB Annual Meeting about the challenges facing mankind in the twenty-first century and what should be done to address them.
At a press conference held on 5 May, President Takehiko Nakao thanked the Government of Germany for hosting the meeting, gave an overview of the key issues discussed, and then took questions from journalists.
Closing Address by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, on 5 May 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The 49th Annual Meeting of ADB's Board of Governors is a sustainable event.