On the sideline of the meeting between the heads of the African Development Bank, African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa that took place January 11-12, in Addis Ababa, AfDB President Donald Kaberuka paid a courtesy call on Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
Desalegn and Kaberuka discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to Ethiopia and regional matters. Kaberuka assured the Prime Minister of the Bank's continued support to his country, which has one of the Bank's largest portfolios. Desalegn updated Kaberuka on his Government's efforts in combating inflation and sustaining sound economic policies that his predecessor, the late Meles Zenawi, had started. The two agreed to continued cooperation.