Talon visits African Development Bank (AfDB) Group office.
Abidjan: Benin President Patrice Talon visited the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
At Abidjan, he was welcomed by President Akinwumi Adesina, for the presentation of the new program of action of the Government of Benin for the period 2016-2021. "My emotion would not have been greater if the meeting had taken place in Cotonou because the AfDB is an institution of great pride for the Africans, " the President of Benin, said on his arrival.
This is all the more so since the new program of action of the Benin government is ambitious and targets sectors likely to create wealth and jobs, notably agriculture and tourism. With his country facing major challenges, the President of the Republic expressed his willingness to see the current relationship with the first African institution "boosted and energized".
The government has already implemented several reforms to improve good governance. Similarly, an economic framework is being put in place to improve the collection of tax and customs revenues.