Finance Minister AMA Muhith off to USA to attend World Bank meetings

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5th October, 2017 05:52:50 printer

Finance Minister AMA Muhith off to USA to attend World Bank meetings

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday left Dhaka for the USA to attend different meetings of the World Bank (WB) at Washington, DC.

The minister left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a Jet Airlines flight at about 10:15 am.

During the visit, the minister will join High-Level Special Session on Tobbaco Taxation: Win-Win for Public Health and Domestic Resources Mobilisation, the Commonwealth Finance Minister's Meeting focused on the theme: Advancing Jobs and Resilience through Innovation, CFMM reception and Celebration of Canadian's 150th Anniversary, Implementing the SDGs: Global Goals, Local Solutions and Mobilizing Private Sector for Development Bangladesh PPP Experience.

He will also hold a meeting with Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Executive Vice President and CEO Keiko Honda, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa, WB South Asia Region Vice President Annette Dixon and AIIB President Jin Luqun in separate meetings.

Muhith will also join the international conclave on "Journey of Bangladesh from the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" to be held at New York City in the USA.

The finance minister will hold separate meetings with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and High Representative for UN DHRLLS Fekitamoeloa Katoa.

Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir, Economic Relations Division Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Secretary in Charge of the Finance Division Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury accompanied the minister as his entourage members.

The minister is scheduled to return home on October 22.