FM Arun Jaitley to visit US, Russia this week

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 21, 2017

Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, will leave on a five-day official visit to the USA on Wednesday to participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

After the first leg of his tour, Jaitley will, on April 23, reach NY, where he will interact with the Council for Foreign Relations, followed by a meeting with institutional investors.

In the evening, he is likely to hold a meeting with the Editorial Board of Washington Post and later in the evening, participate in a dinner hosted by the Heritage Foundation.

Jaitley's delegation includes, among others, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel, it said.

On April 21, Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor, Dr. Urijit Patel will participate in the G-20 Meeting on Financial Sector Development and Regulations and other issues.

As per their Washington itinerary, Jaitley, Patel and Das will, on the same afternoon, attend a meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) on Global Development and Prospects.

Thereafter, the Finance Minister and the RBI Governor will participate in IMFC's session on Early Warning Exercise.

On April 22, Arun Jaitley will participate in IMFC restricted Breakfast Session and thereafter, will participate in the IMFC Plenary Session along with Governor RBI and Secretary (Economic Affairs) among others.

Thereafter, the Finance Minister will hold a meeting with his US counterpart and the US Secretary of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin.

In the evening, he will meet with his Bangladesh counterpart and call on the President, World Bank, the statement added.

On Sunday, April 23, the Finance Minister and Secretary (Economic Affairs) will leave for NY and participate in the dinner hosted by the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). On April 24, Jaitley will hold interaction with Council for Foreign Relations in the morning, followed by a meeting with Institutional Investors and a luncheon meeting with Long Term Investors.

On April 23, Jaitley and Das will leave for NY and later in the evening and participate in dinner to be hosted by Indian industry chamber.

Jaitley, who has additional charge of the Defence portfolio, will hold bilateral discussions in Moscow to boost India-Russia military ties.

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