IMF: Turkey G20 presidency 'powerful' and 'honest'

IMF Managing Director Lagarde and World Bank President Kim have congratulated Turkey's 'powerful' and 'honest' G20 presidency.

IMF: Turkey G20 presidency 'powerful' and 'honest'

World Bulletin / News Desk

International Monetary Fund managing director and World Bank president have congratulated Turkey on its successful performance during its G20 term presidency.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim made the remarks Friday at the conference titled “Towards a Global Management Mechanism,” organized by the Business 20 or B20 group, in Washington.

Lagarde said that Turkey’s G20 presidency was powerful and honest.

He also appreciated Turkey's ambitious goals in quality infrastructure and expressed his desire to visit the southwestern coastal province of Antalya, where the G20 Leaders' Summit is to be held in November.

Kim thanked Turkey for its efforts and guidance during its G20 presidency.

He said that he was pleased to see how Turkish Small and Medium Enterprises accessed capital markets and added that a World SME Forum, set up by Turkey, would play a major role in shaping the G20 agenda.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan also attended the conference as special speaker, while Rifat Hisarciklioglu, head of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, spoke at the opening.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Nisan 2015, 13:02