Abstract

The speeches made by officials attending the IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings are published in this volume, along with the press communiqués issued by the International Monetary and Financial Committee and the Development Committee at the conclusion of the meetings.

©2006 International Monetary Fund

ISSN 0074-7025

ISBN 9781589065123

Contents

  • Introductory Note

  • 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, André-Phillipe Futa

  • Opening Address by the President of the World Bank Group, Paul Wolfowitz

  • Opening Address by the Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo

  • Report to the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund by the Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the Board of Governors, Gordon Brown

  • Report to the Boards of Governors of the Fund and the Bank by the Chairman of the Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries (Development Committee), Trevor Manuel

  • Statements by the Governors for Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of

  • Australia

  • Bangladesh

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Canada

  • China

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • Estonia*

  • Fiji

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Iran, Islamic Republic of

  • Ireland

  • Israel

  • Japan

  • Korea

  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Malaysia

  • Malta

  • Marshall Islands*

  • Mozambique*

  • Myanmar

  • Nepal

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Norway

  • Norway

  • Pakistan

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Russian Federation

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • Sri Lanka

  • St Kitts and Nevis*

  • Switzerland

  • Thailand

  • Tonga

  • Tunisia*

  • Turkey

  • United Kingdom

  • United States

  • Vietnam

  • Concluding Remarks

    • Statements by The Alternate Governor of the Bank for Guyana, Saisnarine Kowlessar

    • The President of the World Bank Group, Paul Wolfowitz

    • The Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo

    • The Chairman of the Boards of Governors and the Governor of the Bank and the Fund for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, André-Phillipe Futa

  • DOCUMENTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

    • Schedule of Meetings

    • Provisions Relating to the Conduct of the Meetings

    • Agenda

    • Reports of the Joint Procedures Committee

      • Report II

      • Report III

    • Resolutions

    • International Monetary and Financial Committee Press Communiqué

    • Development Committee Press Communiqué

    • Attendance

      • Members of Fund Delegations

      • Observers, Representatives of International Organizations, and Special Invitees

      • Executive Directors, Alternates, and Advisors

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

The Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund was held in Washington, D.C. on September 24–25, 2005, jointly with the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group. The Honorable André-Philippe Futa, Governor of the Bank and the Fund for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, served as Chairman. These Proceedings include statements presented by Governors during the meetings; resolutions adopted by the Board of Governors of the Fund since the last Annual Meeting in September 2004; reports, recommendations, or communiqués issued by the Committees of the Board of Governors at the time of the meetings; and other documents relating to the meetings.

Shailendra J. Anjaria

Secretary

International Monetary Fund

Washington, D.C.

November 1, 2005