King Letsie III Meets African Development Bank Boss

African Development Bank (ADB) President Akinwumi Adesina and His Majesty Letjsie III, met at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday, where they reaffirmed their commitment to push for increased investment in ‘gray matter’ infrastructure.

King Letsie III is the African Union Champion for Nutrition, and the Chair of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN)− an initiative led by the African Development Bank to build advocacy for improving nutrition across the continent at the highest levels of African governments.

Discussions also focused on increased collaboration around projects.

His Majesty Letsie III acknowledged the contribution of the African Development Bank to Lesotho’s development, noting that “the Bank’s projects are contributing to economic growth and social progress in Lesotho.”

Both leaders described their bilateral relations as ‘fruitful collaboration’, in the areas of economic diversification, renewable energy, infrastructure, health, water and sanitation as well as education and e-governance infrastructure.

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