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Jaitley to leave for US on Wednesday for IMF-WB meet

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Wednesday leave for the United states on an official visit during which he will attend the IMF-WB meeting and hold sessions with institutional investors and pension funds.

“As part of the first leg of his US visit, the Finance Minister will arrive in Washington on April 13 and will address at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace ‘Steering India Towards Growth’,” a Finance Ministry statement said.

On April 14, Jaitley has a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, which will be followed by the 6th Economic and Financial Partnership Dialogue between India and the US.

The Finance Minister will participate in BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) Board of Governors Meeting followed by the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

“The Finance Minister is also proposed to meet the Chinese Finance Minister in the evening,” the statement added.

On April 15, Jaitley will participate in G-20 meetings and attend a special event to honor UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in nurturing World Bank-UN Partnership.

On April 16, 2016, the Finance Minister will participate in International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Governors meet followed by the IMFC Plenary Session and Development Committee Plenary meeting, among others.

In his second leg of US visit in New York, Jaitley will address the Asia Society Event ‘Make In India-The New Deal’ on April 18. The Finance Minister will also hold meeting with long-term funds and pension funds.

On April 19, he will address the Special Session of General Assembly of UN on the World Drugs. The Finance Minster is also proposed to participate in institutional investors meet on the same day.

The Finance Minister will return to the country on April 21.

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