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Afghan Finance Minister heads for India to attend ADB meeting

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Afghan Finance Minister heads for India to attend ADB meeting

Minister ZakhilwalHeading a delegation of prominent businessmen from the private sector, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal left for India to attend the 46th annual meetings of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors, which begins on May 2nd.

More than 4,400 delegates – comprising top policymakers, business leaders, media, academics, civil society, and development institution representatives – are set to attend the meeting.

This year’s meeting will discuss a range of topics central to the region’s sustainable growth and development such as job creation, mobilizing infrastructure finance and fostering deeper regional cooperation.

According to the Ministry’s officials, the Afghan delegation will have talks with ADB leadership, officials from neighboring countries and Afghanistan’s main developing partners on the sidelines of the meetings.

The team will meet the Indian finance minister, directors of the United Kingdom’s DFID and the World Bank, as well as delegates from Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

As host of this year’s meeting, India chose the theme of “Empowerment through Development,” providing a platform to discuss how vulnerable groups can be provided with better access to health, education and other social services.



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