HE the Minister of Finance, Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, held a meeting with Wally Adeyemo, US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, on the sidelines of the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group recently held in Washington, DC. During the course of the meeting, an array of topics pertaining to mutual interests were discussed, with particular emphasis on economic and financial sectors. The participants deliberated on the means by which these co-operative efforts could be further expanded between the two countries.