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ASEAN leaders to attend pre-meeting to IMF-WB conference

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 27, 2018   /   12:39 pm
ASEAN leaders to attend pre-meeting to IMF-WB conference Ubud, pictured above, is a popular tourist attraction of Bali, which is readying itself to welcome delegates to the IMF-World Bank meeting in October 2018. (Shutterstock/Iryna Rasko)

Representatives of all of the 10 ASEAN countries are scheduled to join a high-level ASEAN gathering ahead of the upcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank (WB) annual meeting in Bali this October.

"We are planning to hold a high-level ASEAN leaders' gathering on Oct. 11," taskforce chief and executive chairman for the IMF-WB annual meeting Peter Jacobs was quoted as saying by Antara.

Speaking on the sidelines of an international seminar held by Bank Indonesia in Nusa Dua on Friday, Peter said the gathering would be one of the main events connected to the IMF-WB meeting, aside from the opening ceremony led by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the IMF committee meeting of central bank governors and the development committee meeting of finance ministers. 

Aside from the main events, the organizer would also hold a series of side events for the participants. 

More than 18,000 delegates from 189 countries are expected to join the annual meeting. (dmr)