The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) demonstrated how it is playing a key role in helping countries to confront common challenges as it held its Annual Meeting at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Taken place on 9-10 May, this Annual Meeting was the first to be held in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region where the Bank has been investing since 2012 in the wake of political upheaval in the Arab world.

The Annual Meeting in Jordan opened with an address from His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein.
A discussion on the “Future of Work”, a key theme for all EBRD economies, was introduced by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.


Delivered by: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan


Delivered by: His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan

At the opening of the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Jordan, the President said the EBRD had once again delivered positive change for millions of people in 38 economies across three continents with a record level of investments in 2017. But he warned against complacency.

In his speech to the Board of Governors, the President outlined a possible approach whereby the Bank would seek immediately to do more in its existing countries of operations.
Read the speech