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FM’s US agenda: Array of meetings – from G20, IMF to chip, energy CEOs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will likely be attending the spring meetings of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, G20 finance ministers and central financial institution governors (FMCBG) after leaving for the US late on Sunday.

The Finance Minister will maintain bilateral meetings on points of mutual curiosity with a number of international locations, together with Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Korea and South Africa, a Finance Ministry assertion mentioned.

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The Sri Lankan delegation is probably going to meet an Indian crew in Washington DC on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings to discover additional help from New Delhi within the type of further credit for important commodities and balance-of-payment help. India not too long ago introduced that it could lengthen a $1 billion line of credit score as half of its monetary help to take care of the financial disaster. India has up to now dedicated $1.9 billion to Sri Lanka within the type of credit for important commodities and gas, and in addition in loans and foreign money swaps.

A Sri Lankan authorities delegation is headed to the US to interact with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to safe a $4 billion package deal because it desperately tries to salvage the nation’s beleaguered economic system, which is at present reeling below a extreme foreign exchange disaster.

During a meeting between Sitharaman and Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda final Wednesday, the difficulty of New Delhi extending bridging finance required by Colombo till its financial adjustment programme with the IMF was negotiated was mentioned.

In the US, Sitharaman may also maintain one-on-one meetings with CEOs from the semiconductor, energy and different sectors of precedence for the Government of India together with meeting David Malpass, president, World Bank, the ministry assertion mentioned.

Sitharaman may also take part in a high-level panel dialogue on ‘Money at a Crossroad’ hosted by the Managing Director, IMF.

Apart from the official meetings with the World Bank, IMF, G20 and Financial Action Task Force, the finance minister may also attend an occasion on the Atlantic Council, a outstanding assume tank primarily based in Washington DC, and also will work together with the school and college students at Stanford University.

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