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President Faure Chairs High Level Advisory Panel of TDB

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President Faure Chairs High Level Advisory Panel of TDB

Wed, 30 August 2017

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, President Danny Faure, chaired the special session of the Eminent and Distinguished Persons High Level Advisory Panel of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) this morning at the Savoy Resort in Seychelles.

The High Level Advisory panel session is the second meeting part of the 33rd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of TDB, which will officially open tomorrow on 31st August 2017.

Present in Seychelles for the special session is the Former President of the Republic of Zambia H.E. Mr Rupiah Banda, the President of TDB Mr Admassu Tadesse, the Former President of the African Development Bank Dr Donald Kaberuka, Seychelles’ Minister for Finance, Trade, and Economic Planning Dr Peter Larose, Deputy Executive Secretary of UNECA, Former Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and Former Secretary-General of COMESA Mr Erastus Mwencha, the Secretary General of COMESA Mr Sindiso Nwenya, and other distinguished guests and officials of TDB.

President Faure officially launched the half-day working session, welcoming the delegates to Seychelles on behalf of the Government and people of Seychelles and reminding those present of the core rationale behind the creation of the panel. He also stressed on the importance of adopting a systematic approach to ensure all members remain committed to working together for the benefit of common goals.

During the session delegates in attendance heard presentations and held deliberations on current financial trends and developments, in addition to obtaining an overview of TDB’s achievements over the past five years. During the closed session the panel also discussed opportunities for expanded partnerships and resource mobilisation.

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) launched the Eminent and Distinguished Persons Advisory Panel in 2016, with the first meeting held on the sidelines of the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa in January 2017.

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