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World Bank Vice President To Visit Fiji

A Fijian delegation, led by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, attended the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, and Commonwealth Finance Ministers
06 Oct 2016 11:00
World Bank Vice President To Visit Fiji
From left: Leba Sovea, Adviser to Executive Director to the World Bank, Kelera Bakaniceva, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Pankaj Singh, Petaia Tuimanu, and the Permanent Secretary for Finance Makereta Konrote. Photo: DEPTFO News

A Fijian delegation, led by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, attended the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, and Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting in Washington DC, yesterday.

They met the vice president of East Asia and Pacific of the World Bank, Victoria Kwakwa, and senior bank officials, and discussed a wide range of issues.

The A-G briefed the vice president on the status of Tropical Cyclone Winston rehabilitation initiatives rolled out by the Fijian Government and highlighted a number of strategic areas for World Bank engagement.

These included the need for a disaster relief financing window in particular for small states.

They also discussed policy measures taken by the Fijian Government to further diversify the economic base and create further opportunities for sustained growth.

This includes leveraging of Fiji’s hub status in the Pacific.

The Vice President of East Asia and Pacific of the World Bank, Ms Kwakwa, announced that she would make an official visit to Fiji beginning on October 16.

 

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