Spring Meetings: Event that started the IMF-WBG Annual Meetings in Bali

Jakarta – IMF-WBG Spring Meetings 2018 is happening now in DC. This occasion is a yearly meeting to discuss the economy progress also global issues, like global economy projection, poverty eradication, world’s financial stability and else.

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, and Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara present at the event that was started on 16 April. Many forums have been held like the Creating Markets for Climate Business forum, USINDO Gala, and US-ASEAN Business Council meeting.

In those forums, the three ministers presenting a lot of things regarding the Indonesia’s economy progress. In every moment, the three always promotes the IMF-WBG Annual Meetings agenda.

Luhut, as the national committee chairman, in front of Spring Meetings participant, assuring that Indonesia is ready to held the event.

As known, this October Indonesia has been trusted to become the host country of IMF-WBG Annual Meetings 2018. Through the signing of the “Agreement for the 2018 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group” on 10 October 2015, Indonesia officially chosen as the host country that will involve not less than 15 thousands participants.

In the election process, Senegal was hoping to become the host country, because there is no African country that becomes the host for the event. While Egypt was elected in the 2012, because of the Arab Spring, it was moved to Tokyo.

Indonesia being the host shows how high the world’s trust towards Indonesia in the security, political stability and the achievements in economy. Being the host for Annual Meetings 2018 is a momentum for Indonesia to show the economy progress and leadership also the commitment in handling global issues.


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