Sri Lanka to host 2021 ADB Annual Meeting

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The 54th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to be held in Colombo in May 2021, the Finance Ministry said yesterday. 

The Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors is an opportunities for member governments to interact with ADB staff, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, and the private sector. 

ADB’s Annual Meetings have become a premier forum for the discussion of economic and social development issues in Asia and the Pacific.

Over 3000 Delegates from 67 member countries will attend this meeting, and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday held the preliminary discussion with Colombo hoteliers regarding the arrangements of logistical facilities for the conference. Over 3000 rooms are estimated as needed for the delegates.

The decision to hold the 2021 annual meeting of the ADB was taken at its 52nd meeting held in Fiji early this month. The next meeting of the ADB is scheduled to be held in South Korea in 2020.