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IMF, WB to hold meeting of Swiss group countries' governors in Turkmenistan

Business Materials 23 May 2011 10:30
Turkmenistan will host an interim meeting of governors of 60 countries included in the Swiss group at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB), Altyn Asyr national television channel reported on Saturday.

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 23 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
Turkmenistan will host an interim meeting of governors of 60 countries included in the Swiss group at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB), Altyn Asyr national television channel reported on Saturday.

The event will be held for the first time in Central Asia.

Preparation for the event was discussed in Ashgabat at a recent governmental meeting.
As is expected, the meeting along with the management board of the WB and IMF will also be attended by about 60 countries, including foreign ministers, finance and economy ministers, and heads of central banks of the above-mentioned organizations' member countries.

"Strengthening of the fruitful cooperation with all countries and major international organizations is one of the main directions of the state policy," Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov said at a governmental meeting highlighting the importance of the upcoming meeting.
He said this forum will play an important role in building a mutually beneficial partnership within comprehensive and progressive development of the country's economy.

Berdimuhammadov also stated about "the need to use the opportunities of this event to attract foreign investments for large-scale projects of international importance".

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