International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department
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.