Princess Astrid of Belgium visits AfDB headquarters on Wednesday

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Princess Astrid of Belgium, accompanied by a high-level delegation of members of the country’s federal and regional governments and business leaders, will undertake a working visit to the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday.

According to the AfDB media channel, Belgium’s Executive Director at the AfDB, Dominique Lebastard, AfDB Secretary-General, Vincent Nmehielle, Vice President Private Sector and Infrastructures, Pierre Guislain, and AfDB Senior Vice President, Charles Boamah, will receive the Princess and her delegation at the Bank’s headquarters in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan.

The Ivorian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Didier Reynders, the Federal Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Pieter De Crem, and the Sister of King Philippe of Belgium will hold a working session during which technical presentations will be made by AfDB Director-General for West Africa, Janvier Litse.

Jean-François Valette, Ambassador of the European Union in Abidjan, and Philippe Brown, Head of the Office of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Dakar (Senegal), will also participate in the session.

Interventions will also be made by Pierre Laporte, Director of Operations of the World Bank in Côte d'Ivoire, Cassandra Colbert, Regional Representative of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Luuk Zonneveld, Managing Director of the Belgian Investment Company for developing countries (BIO).

The leaders of more than 100 Belgian companies are in Cote d'Ivoire as part of a Belgian economic delegation.
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