Je vous souhaite la bienvenue aux Assemblées annuelles 2018 du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement ! Je suis heureux d’être à Busan – la ville intelligente –, si intelligente que le nouveau film à grand succès qui fait vibrer le monde, Black Panther, y a été tourné en partie.
First of all, on behalf of the Korean Government and the Korean people,
I would like to welcome all of you to the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group.
It’s been a great day together. I’d like to congratulate the Government of Korea on it very successful and meticulous planning of the KOAFEC Conference, which has once again been both a genuine pleasure and an occasion for huge learning for us at the African Development Bank as we seek to accelerate the economic development of Africa.
Speech delivered by Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at the Ministerial Roundtable at the Korean-Africa Forum on Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC), on “Africa and the 4th industrial Revolution: Opportunities for leapfrogging?”
I am very pleased to be here in Korea once again with a large group of my colleagues to attend this KOAFEC Ministerial Meeting.
I wish to thank the Government of Korea for hosting us and for choosing a very timely and important theme, “Africa and the 4th industrial revolution: Opportunities for leapfrogging?” This year’s theme cuts neatly across all the African Development Bank’s High 5s: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.