A senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the organizers of Dubai 2003 for their preparations to host the 58th Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and IMF to be held on September 2003.
Deputy Director of the External Relations Department at the IMF, Graham Hacche visited the new Dubai International Convention Center and other areas of Dubai involved in the preparations for the Annual Meetings to assess the current progress of the intensive preparations now underway.
Hacche also outlined the events expected to take place in the days before the Annual Meetings of Governors on 23 and 24 September, including the meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee and a Program of Seminars.
The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund were first held in Washington in 1946. They are hosted by an international city one year in three.
Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were selected because of its highly developed transportation and logistics infrastructure, and growing importance as a financial hub. — (menareport.com)
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