The IMF and the World Bank will hold their annual meetings in October in a hybrid format

The IMF and the World Bank will hold their annual meetings in October in a hybrid format

Washington, Jul 20 (EFE) .- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) announced this Tuesday that their annual assemblies scheduled for mid-October in the city of Washington will be held in a hybrid format.

Members of both bodies will attend the meetings in person, but events for the rest of the public and guests, including seminars, ministerial meetings and press conferences, will be held remotely.

“The IMF and World Bank buildings will only be open to essential personnel, some ministers and governors and delegates who attend the assemblies,” the two organizations detailed in a joint statement.

Annual assemblies are scheduled for October 11-17, but these side events may take place outside of this week to accommodate time differences.

“The IMF and the WB will continue to monitor the world epidemiological situation and, if necessary, will amend this plan in accordance with the relevant guidelines” from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.

In this way, the IMF and the World Bank will organize their meetings in a somewhat more open way than last year, which were in a totally virtual format.

The annual assemblies of these multilateral organizations bring together the main world economic leaders and officials from the 189 member countries each year to analyze global challenges.

(c) EFE Agency

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