ArmInfo.Governer of the Central Bank of Armenia Artur Javadyan departed for Washington D.C. to take part in the 2019 annual meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
As the press service of Central Bank of Armenia told ArmInfo, A. Javadyan will also take part in plenary meetings and a meeting of the countries of the Netherlands / Belgium subgroup of the IMF and WB.
According to the CB's official message, a number of bilateral meetings are also planned, in particular with the IMF's newly appointed Executive Director Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Regional Director for the Middle East and Central Asia, Jihad Azour, and the Anthony De Lannoy and Koen Davidse, and WB Deputy Director Cyril Miller.
According to the source, during the event, working discussions are planned with the leaders of the European Investment Bank, German Development Bank KfW, Moody's rating company and several other international financial institutions.
It should be noted that every fall, the IMF Governing Councils and WB organizations hold meetings and plenary meetings that discuss a wide range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and financial activities. The annual meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and provide the WB and IMF with the opportunity to better serve member countries. The meetings are attended by about 10,000 people, including about 3,500 members of the delegations of the WB and IMF member states, about 1,000 representatives of the press, and over 5,000 invited, mostly representatives of the private sector, the banking community and NGOs. In addition, WB and IMF representatives participate in meetings with officials who are members of government delegations. The Netherlands / IMF and WB subgroup includes 15 countries: Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine, Montenegro.