Uzbekistan, Tashkent, January 12 / Trend , D.Azizov /
The Asian Development Bank (
ADB) has opened media registration for its 43rd Annual Meeting to be held 1-4 May 2010 in Tashkent, bank's official website reported. It will be the first time a member country from Central Asia will host the event.
Some 3,000 participants, including government leaders, central bank governors and finance ministers, as well as representatives from the private sector, academe, media and civil society groups from around the world are expected to attend the event at Tashkent's Uzexpocentre Complex.
The 2010 Annual Meeting will take stock of progress made under Strategy 2020, ADB's long-term strategic blueprint, adopted in 2008, which lays out its core goals through to 2020. The meeting will also discuss issues of reforming the global financial system, post-crisis development of countries in Asia, climate change. Several countries, including Uzbekistan, will hold a presentation of their countries.
Accreditation is extended for the sole intention of covering the Annual Meeting, as well as the ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers meeting which will be held concurrently.
Headquartered in Manila, and established in 1966, ADB is owned and financed by its 67 members, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe.
Uzbekistan joined ADB in August 1995. During this time the Bank has provided the country $1.23 billion loans for the implementation of 29 projects in education, agriculture, modernization of transport infrastructure and energy sector and $45.5 million technical assistance grants.