Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley will tomorrow leave on a five-day official visit to the United States of America to participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Jaitley will be accompanied by an official delegation comprising Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA); Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) and a team of RBI officials led by RBI Governor Urjit Patel.
Upon arrival, the Finance Minister will be briefed by the Executive Director (Indian Constituency) of World Bank and Executive Director (Indian Constituency) of IMF. In the evening, the he is slated to hold a meeting with the Editorial board of Washington Post, followed by an official dinner hosted by the Heritage Foundation.
Jaitley and Patel will participate in the G-20 Meeting on Financial Sector Development and Regulations and other issues on April 21, along with Das. Later in the day, the Finance Minister, along with the RBI Governor and Secretary (Economic Affairs), will participate in IMFC's introductory session on Global Development and Prospects.
Thereafter, the Finance Minister and the RBI Governor will participate in IMFC's session on Early Warning Exercise.
On the following day, Jaitley will take part in the IMFC restricted breakfast session and thereafter, will participate in the IMFC plenary session along with Patel and Das.
Thereafter, the Finance Minister will hold a meeting with his US counterpart and the US Secretary of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin.
In the afternoon, he will participate in the Development Committee Plenary Meeting of the World Bank. In the evening, the Finance Minister will hold meetings with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and will also have a meeting with the President, World Bank.
On Sunday, April 23, the Finance Minister and Secretary (Economic Affairs) will leave for New York and participate in the dinner hosted by the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
On Monday, the Finance Minister will interact with the Council for Foreign Relations in the morning, followed by a meeting with institutional investors and a luncheon meeting with Long Term Investors.
Jaitley is scheduled to meet the Editorial board of the New York Times before leaving for Moscow in the evening on Monday.
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