FM Sitharaman To Hold A Series Of Key Meetings In US


New Delhi: Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman will go on an official trip to the United States on October 11 to attend a number of critical engagements, the finance ministry announced in a statement.

According to the ministry, Sitharaman will attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor (FMCBG) meetings and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank.

Along with holding bilateral talks with several nations, the finance minister will hold bilateral meetings with Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bhutan, New Zealand, Egypt, Germany, Mauritius, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and the Netherlands. She will also meet privately with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) heads, European Commission, and UNDP.

According to the ministry, Sitharaman will separately meet with the president of the World Bank, David Malpass, and US Treasury secretary Janet Yellen to address issues of common concern.

She will speak at the Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy institute with headquarters in Washington, on “India’s Economic Prospects and Role in the World Economy,” according to the statement.

During her visit, Sitharaman will also speak at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University, about the multiplier effects Technology, Finance, and Governance’ have on India.

The finance minister will participate in roundtable meetings with USIBC and USISPF on the topics of “Investing in India’s Digital Revolution” and “Strengthening Investment and Innovation in India-US Corridor” later in the tour, according to the finance ministry.

Leading business executives and investors will attend these meetings, which are intended to highlight India’s appeal as a location for investments, it is said.

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