HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance, Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari and a high-level Qatari delegation attended the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC.
Al-Kuwari attended several meetings with dignitaries including the US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo; Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Jose W. Fernandez; Executive Director, World Bank Group Dr Merza Hasan; chairman and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink, and chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) Adebayo Ogunlesi.
Al-Kuwari attended several meetings with dignitaries
The meetings discussed topics relating to developments in the global economy.
The Qatari delegation held a number of meetings with senior officials of the IMF and the World Bank, in addition to bilateral meetings with international delegates. The meetings addressed financial policies and the latest regional and global economic developments.
The meetings brought together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organisations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.
In Washington, DC, al-Kuwari also met with top officials including Mohammed al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia, and Lutfi Elvan, Minister of Finance and Treasury of Turkey.
During meetings, they discussed bilateral relations and means to enhance them, and reviewed aspects of cooperation.