Nearly 16,000 in Dubai to participate in Annual Meetings
Dubai 2003 says it is pleased with the number of official international delegates, media, business leaders, visitors and observers who have flocked to Dubai from all over the world to participate in the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Many delegations flew straight to Dubai from the recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) event in Cancun, Mexico, to participate in the Annual Meetings, being held in an Arab country for the first time.
In the city are nearly 3,000 officially accredited members of delegations from the 184 members of the World Bank and IMF, 1,250 journalists, over 1200 accredited visitors from the public and private sector and thousands of others from the World Bank, IMF and other international organizations participating in the event.
The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund were first held in Washington DC in 1946. They are hosted by an international city one year in three. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai were selected because of their highly developed transportation and logistics infrastructure and growing importance as a financial hub. — (menareport.com)
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