World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, to Visit Burkina Faso

November 14, 2012

OUAGADOUGOU, November 14, 2012 – The World Bank’s Vice President for the Africa Region, Makhtar Diop, will travel to Burkina Faso on November 16 to consult with government officials on key development issues.

The Vice President’s visit to Burkina Faso aims to reinforce the partnership between the World Bank and Burkina Faso.

Mr. Diop will meet with President Blaise Compaore and senior government officials. Discussions will focus mainly on the just concluded International Development Association (IDA) Mid-term review discussions, in which Mr. Diop participated in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, on November 13-15. During the visit, issues around Regional Integration and the drought in the Sahel will also be on the agenda.

Mr. Diop will hold a press conference on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the end of the visit.

Burkina Faso joined the World Bank Group in 1963. The World Bank’s current portfolio in the country comprises 17 projects for a total lending of US$953.31 million, and four regional projects for a value of US$60 million.

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