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ADB to learn German skills in renewable energy, SMEs

EB Desk

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims at attaining Germany’s experience in the areas like climate change, smart cities and renewable energy, vocational training, and the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises during the upcoming 49th Annual Meeting scheduled at Frankfort in May 2016.
ADB President Takehiko Nakao has wrapped up a visit to Frankfurt and Berlin, where he discussed with senior officials for deepening ADB’s partnership with Germany and thanked the country for hosting the upcoming ADB’s 49th Annual Meeting in May 2016.
During the 4-day visit from 7 to 10 November, the ADB President met with Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, Parliament State Secretary and Chair of ADB’s Board of Governors, and Gerd Mueller, Minister for Development Cooperation, says an ADB release received here on Wednesday.  He also gave a lecture at the House of Finance at Frankfurt University and visited Messe Frankfurt, venue of the Annual Meeting. “We are very much looking forward to ADB’s Annual Meeting in Frankfurt which will be for the first time held in Germany, and will bring together representatives from across ADB’s 67 members,” said Nakao.
“It will discuss Asia’s economic outlook, its development challenges and opportunities, cooperation between Europe and Asia, and how ADB can better meet the changing needs of the region.”  He also mentioned “The Annual Meeting will showcase ADB’s strong partnership with Germany.”
Under the theme of ‘Cooperating for Sustainability,’ the Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity to share Germany’s experiences in areas such as climate change, smart cities and renewable energy, vocational training, and the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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