Minister of Finance leads Saudi delegation to IMF, WB meeting

October 6, 2009

Minister of Finance Dr. Al-Assaf is currently leading the Saudi delegation to the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Istanbul, Turkey. He is accompanied by Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) Governor Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser; Saudi Fund for Development (SFD)Vice President and Managing Director Yousef Al-Bassam; and Ministry of Finance Acting Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Dr. Sulaiman Al-Turki.

Dr. Al-Assaf met yesterday on the sidelines of the meeting with several of his foreign counterparts, including Lebanese Finance Minister Dr. Mohammed Shatah; Pakistani Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin; Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Ali Babacan; Sri Lankan Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama; and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Kanayo Nwanze. The officials discussed a number of economic issues of common concern.

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