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52nd ADB meeting to highlight critical issues

May 1, 2019 8:09 am

The 52nd Asian Development Bank’s annual governor’s meeting will provide a platform to discuss a number of critical issues.

With Fiji being the first developing member country from the Pacific to host the meeting, there’s a specific focus on climate change and ocean health which is critical to the continued growth of the Asia Pacific region.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Civil Service, Bernadette Welsh says with close to 3, 000 delegates, they will have a wide choice of discussions to choose from and participate in.

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“We have four concurrent different types of seminars and meetings happening every-day and then the official opening which you can see behind me on the screen on the morning of the 3rd of May and that’s where we’re going to have the traditional welcome and the Prime Minister will be joining us as well.”

The ADB high level meeting begins today with the Pacific developing countries holding an informal preparatory meeting.

Following which, there will be discussions on the ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priorities.

Other key areas of discussion will be renewable energy and gender equality.

 

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