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Burkinabe President to attend 20th Int'l Development Association Resource Replenishment meeting in Abidjan

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, left Ouagadougou on Wednesday for Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, where he will participate in a high-level meeting on the replenishment of the resources of the International Development Association (IDA 20) on Thurseday, 15 July 2021, the Burkinabe Presidency announced in a statement.

Côte d'Ivoire will host a high-level meeting on the 20th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA-20) on Thursday in Abidjan.

According to the presidency, the replenishment will support a strong recovery from the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will help the African continent to continue its economic transformation.

It said many Heads of State and Government will take part in this high-level meeting, namely: Patrice Talon (Benin), Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia), Alpha Condé (Guinea), Umaro Sissoco Embalo (Guinea-Bissau), George Weah (Liberia), Andry Rajoelina (Madagascar), Mohamed Ould EL Ghazouani (Mauritania), Filipe Niusy (Mozambique), Mohamed Bazoum (Niger), Paul Kagamé (Rwanda), Macky Sall (Senegal), Abdallah Hamdok (Sudan) and Faure Gnassingbé (Togo).

The meeting will be marked by an opening ceremony with speeches by Mr. Axel van Trotsenburg, Director of Operations of the World Bank, and Mr. Makhtar Diop, Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, on the financing of economic recovery, human capital and employment; the address by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the opening speech by President Alassane Ouattara.

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