The 48th ADB Annual Meeting was held at Baku, Azerbaijan from 3-5 May 2015. The three-day meeting, organized by the Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Azerbaijan, is a statutory occasion for Governors of ADB members to provide guidance on ADB administrative, financial, and operational directions. The meeting provides opportunities for member governments to interact with ADB staff, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), media, and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, academe and the private sector.
The forum was attended by the Minister of Finance and Treasury and ADB Governor, Mr Abdulla Jihad, and Director General and ADB Alternate Governor, Mr Abdulla Ali. Other participants include finance and economic planning ministers and senior government officials of ADB member countries, representatives of the multilateral development bank community, investment bankers, representatives of nongovernment organizations and members of the media.
At the sidelines of the Annual Meeting, Minister of Finance and Treasury met with the President of the ADB, Mr Takehiko Nakao, and senior officials and delegates of other multilateral institutions, to discuss the ongoing and pipeline activities of their respective organizations in the Maldives.