Washington: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrived to attend the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, in addition to meeting his Chinese and American counterparts. During his week-long stay in the US, Jaitley would also travel to New York to meet with private sector leaders with an objective to attract foreign direct investments to India. Jaitley would kick off his Washington visit with an interaction with the city’s influential think-tank community, at a time when the IMF and the World Bank has projected a robust growth for India, overtaking China.
He is scheduled to deliver remarks on ‘Steering India Towards Growth’ at Carnegie Endowment for International Relations, a top think-tank, which recently opened its branch in New Delhi. Tomorrow, he is scheduled to hold a one-to-one meeting with his US counterpart Jack Lew, followed by the 6th Economic and Financial Partnership Dialogue between India and the US.Later in the day, Jaitley would participate in the BRICS NDB Board of Governors Meeting and the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. He will also meet the Chinese Finance Minister tomorrow. He is also likely to attend the G-20 Reception and G-20 Working Dinner.
On Friday, the Finance Minister will participate in the G-20 Session for Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. Thereafter, he will participate in the Special Event to honour UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in nurturing the World Bank-UN Partnership. On Saturday, Jaitley will participate in meetings associated with the IMF and the World Bank. He would leave Washington for New York on Sunday.
In New York, he is scheduled to participate and address the Asia Society Event ‘Make In India-The New Deal’ on April 18. He will also hold meeting with Long-Term Funds and Pension Funds on ‘Invest in India’. Jaitley is also scheduled to address the Special Session of the UN General Assembly on World Drugs on April 19. PTI
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