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17,000 register to take part in 2018 IMF-World Bank meeting in Bali

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 22, 2017   /   01:56 pm
17,000 register to take part in 2018 IMF-World Bank meeting in Bali International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde smiles during a press briefing on the sidelines of the 2017 IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in Washington DC in October. Indonesia will host the next meeting in Bali. (IMF/International Monetary Fund)

Bali has been preparing to welcome delegates from the Task Force on the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in October, 2018.

About 17,000 participants have reportedly registered to the World Bank.

“They are representatives from 189 countries, who will discuss the world economy in Bali in 2018. The information I received from the World Bank was that 17,000 people have registered,” said head of Task Force 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting Peter Jacobs in Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by tempo.co.

He said all finance ministers and central bank governors would take part in the meeting, held from Oct. 9 to 14, 2018.

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Jacobs said the meeting would project a positive image of Indonesia and help the country to boost investment, tourism, trade and job creation.

Indonesia was elected to host the meeting after passing through a number of phases and later defeating other applicants, including Egypt and Senegal.

Indonesia will become the fourth country from ASEAN to host the event. (bbn)