President arrives in Sharm El Sheihk for AfDB meetings
Hebert Zharare in Sharm El – Sheihk, Egypt
President Mnangagwa arrived here this afternoon to join other Heads of State and Government and close to 4000 delegates including central banks governors and Treasury chiefs, and members of the development community attending the 58th annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 49th meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund.
The President and his delegations arrived at Sharm El Sheihk International Airport around 5pm Egyptian time and was received by the country’s Ambassador here, Air Marshal Retired Shebba Shumbayawonda, senior Egyptian Government official and embassy workers.
President Mnangagwa’s delegation comprises Acting Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Joram Gumbo, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube, Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and senior Government officials.
From there the President went into closed-door briefings with embassy officials.
The AfDB meetings run from today to Friday. This year’s AfDB meetings will run under the theme “Mobilising Private Sector Financing for Climate and Green Growth in Africa” coming on the back of devastating effects of climate change.
The meetings are being attended by representatives of 54 African countries and 27 non-African countries who are members of the AfDB.