The ADB Board of Governors annual meeting is being held to discuss developments in Asia and the Pacific as well as institutional matters. Under the theme Cooperating for Sustainability, the meeting will connect finance and development professionals to exchange ideas and achieve tangible results.
Brown will be representing the Cook Islands in the meeting which will start on Monday next week. He is expected to return home on May 10.
Some of the key topics that are expected to be discussed during the meeting are clean energy and climate change, sustainable supply and production chains, technical and vocational education and training, employment, cities, infrastructure, and urban development, information and communications technology, international development, economics, and finance and ADB administration and governance.
Deputy Prime Minister Teariki Heather is also away overseas in Auckland, New Zealand attending some personal matters.
The rest of the ministers are in Rarotonga this week.