Japan Stands in for Egypt as 2012 Host of IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Tokyo, Japan. The 2012 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank will be held in the Japan instead of Egypt. Photo by: skyseer / CC BY

The 2012 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in October will no longer be in Egypt. They will be held in Japan instead.

“Japan was chosen as an alternative venue for the 2012 Annual Meetings, in lieu of Egypt, the original host country. Given recent developments in Egypt, the Egyptian authorities had requested to host the next Annual Meetings held abroad, which will be discussed by the Executive Boards in the near future,” the two institutions said June 6 in a news release.

The meetings provide a venue for the 187 member countries of IMF and the World Bank to discuss global economic and financial developments as well as policies that can advance inclusive economic growth and aid countries in overcoming poverty.

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