Opening Address by the Chairman of the Boards of Governors and Governor of the Bank and the Fund for the Democratic Republic of the Congo


President Wolfowitz, Managing Director de Rato, my fellow Governors, Excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen: I would like to welcome you all to the 2005 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. It is a great honor for my country and me personally to be chairing these meetings.