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Lomé, September 13, 2022.  The Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) takes note that Vice-President Moustapha Ben Barka has regained full freedom of movement, after having been detained on September 12, 2022, at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, in France.

Vice-President Ben Barka was in transit in Paris on his way to Seoul in South Korea, where he was to represent BOAD in meetings with the Green Climate Fund, when he was detained by French judicial authorities. After verification, Vice-President Ben Barka was released from all restraints and authorized to continue his trip.

Vice-President Ben Barka will be back in Lomé in the coming days.

Lomé, September 13, 2022

Serge A .P BOUAH

Director, Communications Department

And Public Relations

About West African Development Bank

The Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (BOAD) is the joint development finance institution of the countries of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU). According to Article 2 of its Articles of Association, the BOAD’s purpose is to “promote the balanced development of member states and achieve economic integration in West Africa” by financing priority development projects. It is accredited with the three climate finance mechanisms (GEF, AF, GCF). Since 2009, BOAD has been an observer at the UNFCCC and has played an active role in discussions concerning the construction of an international architecture for climate finance. Since January 2013, it has been home to the first Regional Collaboration Center (CRC) on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), whose aim is to provide direct support to governments, NGOs and the private sector in identifying and developing CDM projects.

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