The World Bank deputy managing director for Africa expected in Bamako on Sunday.
The World Bank deputy managing director for Africa, Makhtar Diop, is expected on Sunday in Mali for a two-day working visit, according to a statement from the institution made available to PANA on Wednesday.
During his visit, he will hold talks with the Malian interim president, Dioncounda Traoré, Prime minister Diango Cissoko, several government members and Mali's technical and financial partners.
The WB deputy managing director will discuss the development challenges facing Sahelian countries, as well as the support that the World Bank proposes to give to Mali and the sub-region.
'The two-day visit by Makhtar Diop will enable to the two sides to highlight the effects of the (Malian) crisis on populations and the country's institutions, discuss the peace and reconciliation perspectives and share opinions on the main lines of the development strategies of the World Bank for Mali and all the Sahel sub-region,' said in the statement.