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International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

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Mr. Chairman, Mr. de Larosière, Mr. McNamara, fellow Governors, distinguished guests: President Carter will attend our meeting this afternoon and welcome you to Washington on behalf of the American people. But if I may, I would like to extend to you a personal welcome this morning. It is a pleasure and honor for the United States to host once again these important Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Bharrat Jagdeo

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Distinguished Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Managing Director de Rato, President Wolfowitz, fellow Governors, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you all to the 2006 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. It is a great honor for my country, Guyana, to chair these meetings.

International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

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Other Members: Australia, Bolivia, Burma, China, France, Greece, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States

International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

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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.

International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

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I join you, Mr. Chairman, in expressing sincere thanks to the Governor for the United States for his cordial welcome to our deliberations and for his kind personal words to me. I am delighted to hear that the President will be addressing us this afternoon. I wish also to extend a welcome to the Governors for Maldives, Suriname, and the Solomon Islands, which have become members since last we met. In addition, I would like to express my satisfaction with the fact that an Executive Director from Saudi Arabia—a member which has contributed substantially to Fund financing—will shortly join the Executive Board of the Fund.

Paul D. Wolfowitz

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Mr. Chairman, Governors, and distinguished guests, I am pleased to join you for the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group. I would like to extend a special thanks to the Government and people of Singapore for hosting us and for their hard work in organizing this meeting, and to the Chairman of the Development Committee, Alberto Carrasquilla, for leading our important discussions.