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PRESS RELEASE July 14, 2017

World Bank Vice President for Africa to Visit Guinea

CONAKRY, July 14, 2017— The World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop will visit Guinea from July 15 to 17, 2017 to discuss with the President of the Republic, His Excellency Prof Alpha Condé and Guinean authorities opportunities and priorities for Guinea’s development.

Diop’s visit follows the Government’s recent launch of the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) 2016 – 2020 and the Bank’s preparation of a new Country Partnership Framework.

Diop will also visit the IFC-financed Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG) expansion Project in Kamsar.

Mr. Diop has served as the World Bank's Vice President for Africa since May 2012. Under his leadership, the World Bank committed $11.9 billion to Sub-Saharan Africa in FY 2017 to help tackle development challenges such as increasing food security and agricultural productivity; improving access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy, creating economic opportunities for Africa’s youth.

Guinea became a member of the World Bank Group in 1963. The World Bank’s portfolio in Guinea for FY 2017 had 12 projects, with a total commitment of $574.75 million.

 

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PRESS RELEASE NO: 2018/001/AFR

Contacts

In Conakry:
Mamadou Bah
(+224) 628 933 008
mbah3@worldbank.org
In Washington:
Ekaterina Svirina
+1 (202) 458-1042
esvirina@worldbank.org
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