The 2019 Annual Meeting of the World Bank Group was held in Washington D.C. from 18 – 20th October 2019. Minister of Finance, Hon. Ibrahim Ameer headed the delegation as the Governor for Maldives to the World Bank Group. Alternate Governor to the World Bank Group, Minister of State for Finance, Hon. Ismail Alimanik also attended the annual meetings.
The Meetings were attended by delegates from the member countries, observer organization representatives, members of the press, and civil society members. The progress on the work of the institutions was discussed at the Annual Meetings plenary session, the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee and in the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee.
Minister Ameer participated in the “Reducing Ocean Plastics in South Asia” event as a speaker and highlighted on the importance of ensuring that our beaches and oceans are free from plastic as we are a tourism dependent island nation.
During this visit, the Agreement between the Republic of Maldives and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / International Development Association regarding the establishment and operations of offices in Maldives was signed by the Minister and the Vice President of World Bank for South Asia Region, Mr. Hartwig Schafer. Furthermore, during the visit, Minister Ameer signed the Endorsement Note to officially join the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.