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Development challenges on meet agenda

Monika Singh
Thursday, April 20, 2017

MORE than 3500 finance and development ministers, central bank governors, and other government officials, private sector leaders, development partners, civil society representatives, members of the academe, and journalists will be in Japan from May 4-7 for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Governors.

Looking at Fiji's attendance at past meetings, the Fiji delegation is usually led by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, his senior officials as well as senior representatives from the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

The meeting will be held in Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan and the theme for this year is "Building Together the Prosperity of Asia".

A media statement from the ADB said the meeting would look at the current development challenges and opportunities in Asia and the Pacific, while exploring how ADB and its development partners could work together in achieving a more inclusive and sustainable growth for the region.

It said the flagship Governors' Seminar on May 5 will discuss reforms in trade, investment, and finance, as well as lessons learned from the past 50 years of development in the region.

"A special book launch, as part of ADB's 50th anniversary celebrations, will be held on the opening day of the annual meeting to discuss and share ADB's role and future direction."








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