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PM holds phone conversation with AfDB, IMF chiefs

Addis Ababa, March 26, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has held phone conversation with Akinwumi Adesina, President of AfDB and Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of IMF.

The Prime Minister said on Twitter that “both reiterated their understanding of the continent’s unique needs.”

The Prime Minister thanked AfDB and IMF chiefs for expressing their institutional solidarity “as we work to overcome the impact of COVID19.”

“Such global challenges require collective leadership. Africa also requires support and adequate cushioning to circumvent the impact of this shock,” he added.

Prime Minister recently proposed a $150 billion emergency health financing and budgetary support from the World Bank to cope the economic impact of COVID-19.

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