Germany and ADB sign agreement to provide German Associate Professional OfficersEnlarge image From left: State Secretary Kopp, Ambassador Heidorn and Mr. Kanzaki, ADB (© German Embassy Manila)
Germany and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently signed an Agreement concerning the provision of German nationals as Associate Professional Officers at the ADB. The signing took place during the visit of Mrs. Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in the Philippines.
German Ambassador Dr. Joachim Heidorn and Mr. Yasushi Kanzaki, ADB Director General for Budget, Personnel, and Management Systems, signed the document in the presence of State Secretary Kopp. The Agreement aims to give German nationals the opportunity to support the ADB in carrying out its multilateral development cooperation activities.
Enlarge image From left: Ralph Timmermann (Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy), Ambassador Heidorn, State Secretary Kopp, Mr. Kanzaki (ADB), Christiane Amari (BMZ) (© German Embassy Manila)
In her remarks Mrs. Kopp expressed her hopes that the program will help young German university graduates gain relevant work experience at ADB and that the undertaking will further strengthen the cooperation between the German government and ADB.
The Agreement signing took place on 4 May 2012 on the occasion of the presence of State Secretary Kopp for the ADB Annual meeting that was held in Manila.
8 May 2012