Union Finance Minister holds meetings with World Bank, IMF, US officials

Union Minister U Soe Win and delegation attends the Annual Meetings Plenary of The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund and other related meetings in Washington D.C. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Soe Win and delegation attends the Annual Meetings Plenary of The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund and other related meetings in Washington D.C. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Win and his delegation, attended the Annual Meetings Plenary of The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund and other related meetings in Washington DC from 17 to 21 October.
The annual plenary was held at DAR Building’s Constitution Hall on 18 October where WBG President Mr David Robert Malpass and IMF Managing Director Ms Kristalina Georgieva delivered separate addresses. The meeting was attended by governors and deputy governors of member countries to the WBG and IMF.
The Myanmar delegation also attended the Southeast Asian Nations Natural Disaster Protection Meeting, SEA Governors Meeting, IMF Managing Director and ASEAN Governors Meeting, and the meeting of Asia-Pacific Region Member Nations of IMF. The Myanmar delegation then met separately with the World Bank’s Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific Region, Ms Victoria Kwakwa. They discussed cooperation from the World Bank for Myanmar’s development and their continued support.
Next, the delegation held a meeting with the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department where they discussed IMF’s continued technological assistance for Myanmar’s tax reforms, and providing assistance to managing state-owned businesses.
Afterwards, the Myanmar delegation met with Executive Director for IMF’s Southeast Asian voting group and the vice chairpersons of OECD, JBIC and IFC. On 21 October, the Union Minister and Deputy Minister attended the workshop for developing Myanmar’s financial sector where they provided explanations and answered to queries from the attendees.
From there, the Union Minister met with officials from the US Department of Treasury and was accompanied by his Deputy Minister and Myanmar Ambassador U Aung Lin. They discussed bilateral financial cooperation and matters left to be resolved. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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