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Minister Michel Sapin visited Washington, D.C.

Publié le October 5, 2016
Michel Sapin, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, visited the United States from October 5 to 8, 2016 for the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group.


Thursday, October 6, 2016
8:30 amBreakfast at the American Chamber of Commerce with American industrial investors focusing on the business climate in France (Investor’s Month)
10:30 amVisit to the startup incubator 1776
4:30 pmRoundtable discussion on “Budgetary transparency,” co-chaired by Michel Sapin and the NGO International Budget Partnership
7:00 pmG20 Family photo
7:15 pmDinner attended by the G20 ministers and governors
Friday, October 7
8:00 amBilateral meetings
12:30 pmDevelopment Committee Lunch
2:30 pmInternational Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) introductory session
4:45 pm"Early Warning Exercise" meeting
Saturday, October 8
8:00 amIMFC breakfast meeting followed by family photo
10:00 amIMFC plenary meeting
2:15 pmDevelopment Committee plenary meeting
3:15 pmJoint press conference together with François Villeroy De Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France
4:00 pmBilateral meetings

On the sidelines of the Annual Meetings, the Minister met with:

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF
  • Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank,
  • Jack Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury,
  • Scott Morrison, Australian Minister of Finance,
  • Euclide Tsakalotos, Greek Minister of Finance,
  • Ali Tayebnia, Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance,
  • Ulrich Maurer, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Finance,
  • Dr. Amr El-Garhy, Egyptian Minister of Finance
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