Jaitley leaves for US today to attend WB, IMF, G20 meets

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Apr 2017 09:09:51


FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley will leave on Wednesday on a five-day visit to the United States to participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF as well as deliberations of G20 nations.

During his stay in Washington and New York, he will hold meetings with American CEOs and institutional and pension fund investors, where he will pitch India as a favourable investment destination. The official delegation, includes among others, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das and Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. Also, a team of RBI officials led by RBI Governor Urjit Patel will be attending the meeting. Jaitley and Patel will participate in the G-20 meeting on April 21, which will focus on financial sector development and regulations and other issues. Das will also participate in the meeting.

Later, the Finance Minister, will attend the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) introductory session on Global Development and Prospects.