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Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats to Attend the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 17, 2013


Under Secretary of Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats will represent the U.S. Department of State at the 2013 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. On Saturday, April 20th, Under Secretary Hormats will participate in the World Bank’s Development Committee Meeting in his capacity as U.S. Alternate Governor for the World Bank. On Sunday, April 21st, Under Secretary Hormats will deliver remarks at the launch of the International Finance Corporation’s Women’s Finance Hub, as well as participate in a press briefing for this event.

In addition, Under Secretary Hormats will meet with Ministers and senior officials from key economic partners of the United States:

On Friday, April 19th, Under Secretary Hormats will meet jointly with Libyan Central Bank Governor Saddek Omar el-Kaber and Minister of Finance Alkilani AbdulKareem Kilani Al-Jazi. He will also meet a delegation from Tunisia that includes Central Bank Governor Chedli Ayari, Minister of Finance Elyes Fakhfakh, and Minister of Development and International Cooperation Amine Doghri. In addition, Under Secretary Hormats will meet with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Jordanian Finance Minister Umayya Toukan, Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Gregory Marchenko, and French Director General for Globalization Jean-Baptiste Mattéi. He will also participate in the Partnership for a New Beginning-U.S.-North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity Ministers Meeting at the State Department, and attend a luncheon in honor of Egyptian Central Bank Governor Hisham Ramez.

On Saturday, April 20th, Under Secretary Hormats will meet Argentinean Finance Minister Hernan Lorenzino, Egyptian Minister of Finance Elmorsi Hegazy, African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka, Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao, and Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak.

On Sunday, April 21st, Under Secretary Hormats will meet Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti , Mexican Under Secretary of Finance Fernando Aportela, and Asian Development Bank Vice President Bindu Lohani.

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Under Secretary Hormats will address a group of American and Jordanian business leaders at a U.S. – Jordan Business Alliance Luncheon in honor of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

For further information, please contact Ileana Ciobanu at or (202) 647-9038.

PRN: 2013/0424

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