Minister to give press conference on IMF-WBank meetings in Turkey

Babacan will give a news conference on Wednesday in Istanbul to give information about IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting.

Minister to give press conference on IMF-WBank meetings in Turkey

Turkish State Minister Ali Babacan will give a news conference on Wednesday in Istanbul to give information about IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting.

Preparatory meetings, which will be organized within the scope of IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, will take start after release of "Global Stability Report".

Jose Vinals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF will give a news conference to announce the "Global Stability Report" .

Olivier Blanchard, Chief Economist at the IMF, will give a news conference October 1 on "World Economic Outlook Report".

A seminar titled The United States Economic Outlook: Prospects, Risks, and Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean will also take place on Friday.

World Bank President Robert Zoellick and IMF Managing-Director Dominique Strauss-Khan will separately hold a joint press conference on October 2.

Lorenzo Giorgianni from IMF will organize a seminar on "IMF supported Programs: What have we learned so Far?"

A series of seminars are scheduled to be held on October 3-4.

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) is expected to discuss the impact of global economic crisis on developing countries on October 4 while the Development Committee (DC) will convene on October 5.

The opening and closing sessions of the annual meeting will take place on October 6-7.

Security measures were taken in Istanbul for the meetings.

Annual meetings

The Annual Meetings of the In ternational Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.

The meetings, which are widely covered by the international media, also offer an opportunity for civil society organizations to share their views and interact with policymakers in a global setting.

The annual meetings are usually held for two consecutive years at the IMF and World Bank HQ in Washington, D.C. and every third year in another member country. The last three meetings abroad were held in Singapore (2006), Dubai (2003) and Prague (2000).

This year's meetings will be the second time that Turkey will host the annual meetings (the first time was in 1955, also in Istanbul), making Turkey the only country to host the gathering twice.


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