Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to leave for United States on Wednesday for IMF-WB meet

New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Wednesday leave for the United States on an official visit during which he will attend the International Monetary Fund - World Bank 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 13 April and will address at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 'Steering India Towards Growth'," a Finance Ministry statement said.

On 14 April, 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.

A file photo of Arun Jaitley. PTI

A file photo of Arun Jaitley. PTI

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

On 15 April, 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 16 April, 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 18 April. The Finance Minister will also hold meeting with long-term funds and pension funds.

On 19 April, 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 21 April.

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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 22:01:50 IST

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