Governor of the
Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Mahmoud Bahmani left Tehran at the head of a senior monetary and economic delegation on Monday to attend a seasonal meeting of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, Fars News Agency reported.
The Iranian delegation said that it plans to use the opportunity to meet with the banking and economic officials of the different countries on the sidelines of the IMF and WB meetings in an effort to boost Tehran's cooperation with different world states and financial institutions.
The Iranian envoys are also slated to attend a meeting with the IMF chief and the Director and staff of the Middle East and Central Asia department of the international body to discuss mutual cooperation.
The World Bank and the IMF hold joint meetings biannually. In the last few years, the first seasonal meetings were normally held in early April and the second one in September both in Washington. The hosting country normally changes every fourth year.