Baku, Azerbaijan, May 1
Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov will attend the 47th annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the country's Finance Ministry said on May 1.
An Azerbaijani delegation led by minister Sharifov, who is also a member of the ADB Board of Governors, will take part at the meeting to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from May 2 to May 5.
Over 3,000 representatives from ADB member states - ministers, central bankers, government officials, businessmen, representatives of international financial institutions and civil societies, renowned scholars and experts are expected to participate at the meeting. The theme of the gathering is 'The Silk Road: Connecting Asia with a Changing World'.
Azerbaijan will host the 48th annual meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in 2015.
A special pavilion will be erected for the occasion and Days of Azerbaijan will be held in order to familiarize delegates and guests with Azerbaijan.
ADB was established in 1966 and has 67 members. The bank's headquarters is located in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Azerbaijan joined ADB on December 22, 1999.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.