John Lipsky, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Juann Jose Daboub, General Director of the World Bank (WB), will come to Viet Nam in early September for the APEC Finance Ministers Meeting in Ha Noi, according to the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV), Viet Nam’s central bank.
|John Lipsky, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund|
During their visit, they will have meetings with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam, and the ministers of Finance, Planning and Investment, and Agriculture and Rural Development.
Their talks will cover Viet Nam’s five-year plan for development (2006-2010), international support for the nation’s development, the investment situation here, strategies for supporting Viet Nam, the efficiency of international aid, the Vietnamese Government’s anti-corruption strategy, Viet Nam’s rural development strategies, and avian influenza prevention.
The central bank says the visit by Mr. Lipsky and Mr. Daboub will be a good opportunity for Viet Nam to intensify dialogues with the IMF and WB on the threshold of the 2006 IMF and WB Annual Meetings on September 14-20, and draw support from these two institutions for boosting Viet Nam’s international integration.
This will be Mr. Lipsky’s first working trip to Viet Nam as First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF.
Mr. Daboub has just been appointed to the post of WB General Director in charge of Africa, the Middle East, North America and East Asia-Pacific Ocean.