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Highlights from the African Development Bank Annual Meetings 2017

The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) opened in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 with calls for greater cooperation between the Bank and India to help drive Africa's transformation. The meetings were attended by over 3,000 participants, including India's prime minister Narenda Modi and visiting African leaders Patrice Talon, President of Republic of Benin; Macky Sall, President of Senegal; and Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President of Côte d'Ivoire. More about the AfDB in this BRIEFING

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India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi escorted by AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina arrive at the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB), which opened in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. In his speech, prime minister Modi reiterated the centuries-old strong ties between India and Africa, noting that India’s partnership with Africa is based on a model of cooperation that is responsive to the needs of Africa.

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President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina, Prime Minister of India Narenda Modi and the President of Senegal Macky Sall at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank which opened in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 with calls for greater cooperation between the Bank and India to help drive Africa’s transformation.

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H.E. Mr Macky Sall, President of Senegal and H.E. Mr. Patrice Talon, President of Republic of Benin at the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group--the Bank's largest annual event--held from May 22-25, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The theme of this year's annual meetings was: "Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa."

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H.E. Mr Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President of Côte d’Ivoire, arrives at the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group which took place from May 22-25, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India.

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President of Senegal H.E. Mr Macky Sall arrives for the opening ceremony 52nd Annual Meetings of African Development Bank which took place in Ahmedabad, India, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, with calls for greater cooperation between the Bank and India to help drive Africa’s transformation.

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President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina with his wife, Grace Adesina, meet with H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the former president of Ghana at the opening ceremonies of 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group which took place from May 22-25, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India.

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