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Statement February 1, 2022

Readout from World Bank Group President David Malpass’s Phone Call Meeting with Macky Sall, President of Senegal

WASHINGTON, February 1 - Today, World Bank Group President David Malpass spoke with Macky Sall, President of Senegal.

President Malpass congratulated President Sall on his Chairmanship of the African Union (AU) and reaffirmed the World Bank Group’s (WBG) support for the AU’s important work and its member nations. President Malpass underscored the WBG’s shared concerns for people in fragile and conflict-affected states and noted the importance of institutional strengthening to addressing fragility.

President Malpass and President Sall discussed the importance of deepening WBG-AU engagement cooperation across a number of key development issues, including energy access and transition, clean water, digitalization, vaccines, debt resolution and transparency, climate change, and other shared priorities.