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development in our economies and in the region, your DFIs have embraced and will play a catalytic role in the implementation of the UN Strategic Development Goals (SDGs). To demonstrate our commitment, you will be pleased to know that this issue has been the subject of our CEOs Forum this morning. To assist with the implementation of SDGs the DFI Network intends to develop and adopt a monitoring and evaluation system.


With these few remarks, Honorable Minister, on behalf of the DFI Network and the DFRC, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude for finding time in your busy schedule to come and celebrate with us this important occasion.


I thank you.