Astana, Kazakhstan, May 5
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Azerbaijan will take over the chairmanship of the Asian Development Bank in 2015, the Kazakh Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Erbolat Dossaev, who is also ADB Governor for Kazakhstan said.
Transferring symbols of the chairing state were solemnly handed to the Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov.
"We are grateful to the ADB management for the trust shown to Azerbaijan in making us President of the Asian Development Bank. We want to thank Kazakhstan for the high quality organization of the 47th meeting [ADB Board of Governors]. And next year, we will be glad to see all the delegates in our hospitable capital - Baku," Sharifov said.
The deputy chairs of the ADB will be the representatives of Sri-Lanka and Ireland in 2015.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.