Dar to lead team to IMF-WB meetings in Washington


Observer Report


Finance Minister Ishaq Dar would lead Pakistan delegations to the International Monetary Fund-World Bank spring meetings in Washington from 21st to 23rd of this month.
According to state-run radio, the IMF-World Bank annual event will be attended by finance ministers, central bank heads, and top officials of finance and economy related departments, from around the world.
During the visit to Washington, Finance Minister besides attending different events in regard to IMF World Bank meetings will also have bilateral meetings with finance ministers of other countries as well as heads of important international organizations.
He will also participate in the 50th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank, which will be held in Yokohama, Japan from 4th to 7th of next month.
The meeting will discuss developments in Asia and the Pacific as well as institutional matters. Finance Minister Dar is currently also serving as the Vice Chairman of ADB.
A meeting chaired by the Finance Minister in Islamabad today reviewed preparations for a meaningful participation of the Pakistan delegations in both the events.

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