ADB Director General Visits Afghanistan to Discuss Development Priorities
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Director General for Central and West Asia Department, Werner Liepach, concluded a 3-day visit to Kabul today, where he met with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Minister of Finance and ADB Governor Eklil Ahmad Hakimi to discuss ADB’s overall country operations, progress under the Country Partnership Strategy, and reaffirm its commitment to support the country’s infrastructure development and reform priorities.
During his visit, Mr. Liepach met with Afghan officials. He said “ADB is fully committed to improving the lives of the people of Afghanistan through developing essential infrastructure in the current difficult situation,” Mr. Liepach said. “I met President Ghani today and I am impressed by his leadership and efforts towards development in Afghanistan. ADB will work closely with the government to mobilize additional resources—including through the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund—to finance infrastructure and bring prosperity to all Afghans.”