Kuwait’s fin­min meets with coun­ter­parts at Bali meet­ings

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

Kuwait’s Fi­nance Min­is­ter Dr Nayef Al-Ha­jraf met sep­a­rately with his coun­ter­parts in the re­gion at the an­nual meet­ings of the In­ter­na­tional Mone­tary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Bali, In­done­sia.

Al-Ha­jraf dis­cussed with Qatari Fi­nance Min­is­ter Ali Sha­reef Al-Emadi lat­est eco­nomic and fi­nan­cial de­vel­op­ments in the re­gion, and ways to boost bi­lat­eral ties, the Kuwaiti min­is­ter’s ac­com­pa­ny­ing press team said in a state­ment Fri­day.

He also re­viewed with Pak­istani Fi­nance Min­is­ter Asad Umar ways to bol­ster Kuwaiti-Pak­istani ties, and spoke about in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able in both coun­tries.

Mean­while, the Kuwaiti min­is­ter and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion took part in the 72nd gen­eral ses­sion of the 2018 IMF-WBG meet­ings, in­au­gu­rated by In­done­sian Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo.

Wi­dodo urged, in his open­ing speech, mem­ber­coun­tries to co­op­er­ate jointly in or­der to face the on­go­ing world­wide eco­nomic dis­or­der and counter fears threat­en­ing it through re­form­ing global fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tions, and form­ing sound fi­nan­cial and mone­tary poli­cies.

Al-Ha­jraf held talks with his Omani coun­ter­part Dar­wish Al-Balouhsi amid the an­nual In­ter­na­tional Mone­tary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meet­ings in the In­done­sian is­land of Bali on Satur­day.

The min­is­ters’ talks re­volved around the lat­est eco­nomic hap­pen­ings in the re­gion, Al-Ha­jraf said in a state­ment.

Global fi­nance lead­ers have con­verged on the In­done­sian re­sort is­land for the talks, where rep­re­sen­ta­tives of some 189 coun­tries are ex­pected to at­tend. (KUNA)

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