Annual Meetings change
The Executive Directors of the World Bank Group and the IMF have agreed to consolidate the joint fifty-sixth Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors on September 30. The meetings of the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee and the World Bank-IMF Development Committee will be held on September 29 (see IMF Press Release No. 01/35, August 14).
The decision to consolidate the meetings was made following consultations with the U.S. government, the host for the meetings. In a statement, the World Bank and the IMF said that they fully shared the interest of the U.S. authorities in ensuring the conduct of all essential business with the least possible disruption to the people who live and work in Washington, D.C. Executive Directors said they would conduct all of the necessary business of the meetings during the two-day period (see IMF News Brief No. 01/77, August 10).