Finance Minister Alex Chikwanda To Attend IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting

Finance Minister Alex Chikwanda To Attend IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting.

Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda has arrived in Washington DC to attend the 2016 World Bank/ International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings.

This is according to a press statement released to the media by Patricia Littiya , the First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in Washington USA.

Mr Chikwanda who arrived at Dulles International Airport in Washington DC, USA was met by Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Zambia Mr. Joseph Chilaizya.

The Minister is expected to engage in high-level meetings under the Africa group 1 Constituency consisting of Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Mr.Chikwanda is also expected hold several strategic meetings with key stakeholders on the sidelines of the meetings. Among them will be a meeting with World Bank’s Vice President for its Africa region Makhtar Diop.

The Minister who is accompanied by Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba and Bank of Zambia (BOZ) Governor Dr. Denny Kalyalya is also expected to meet with US Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa Eric Meyer. The Minister and his delegation are also expected to pay a courtesy call World Bank Executive Director Louis Rene Peter Larose and IMF Executive Director Chileshe Kapwepwe.

Later Mr. Chikwanda and his delegation are expected to meet with PTA Bank President Dr. Admassu Tadesse, IMF mission team and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Source: Lusaka Times