African Development Bank expresses condolences to victims of Algerian military plane crash
Published On 16 Apr, 2018



Following the crash of a military plane, which caused the loss of 257 lives recently, The African Development Bank Group conveyed its most sincere condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Algerian authorities that was affected in the crash.

The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, wrote in the book of condolences at the institution’s headquarters where the ceremony was held.

“It was with a very heavy heart that I learnt of the tragic plane crash in Algeria, with the loss of so many lives. At this time of excruciating pain and national tragedy, I wish to, on behalf of the Board of Directors, management and staff of the African Development Bank, offer to the good people of Algeria our most sincere condolences. May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace. And may God give much comfort and strength to their families, and the entire nation of Algeria. May God bless Algeria, especially at this time,” he wrote.

Adesina then proceeded to the Algerian Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire, where he met with the Ambassador and offered the Bank’s most sincere condolences to the country.

“The Bank assures you of its solidarity and sympathy,” he said.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for Algeria, Guinea-Bissau and Madagascar, Mourad Bettache.

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