South Sudan delegation in Washington for IMF-World Bank talks
By Larco Lomayat,
Washington DC, USA
A high-level delegation from South Sudan has arrived in the capital of the United States of America, Washington-DC for participation in the meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF}.
The delegation is headed by the National Minister of Finance and Planning, Stephen Dhieu Dau.
The annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the IMF kicked off in Washington- DC yesterday and will come to an end on the coming Sunday.
Other members of delegation include; The Governor of Central Bank, Dr. Othom Rago Ajak, The First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning(MoFP), Mr. Agak Achuil Lual, the Director General of Budget, MoFP, Mr. Simon Kimang Lado, Deputy Director for Statistics and Research, Bank of South Sudan, Mr. Charles Abugo Joseph, Technical Advisor for Policy, Aid Coordination and External Affairs, MoFP, Mr. Abraham Diing Akoi and the Executive Director to the Minister of Finance and Planning, Mr. Gieth Abraham Dauson.
The delegation comprising arrived in Washington-DC on Sunday, and were received at Dulles International Airport by South Sudan’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Garang Diing Akuong, Ambassador Gordon Buay, diplomats and staff-members from the embassy based in Washington.
The annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.
Also during the meetings, seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focusing on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial system will feature in the agenda of the annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and IMF.