Kuwait Finance minister meets with counterparts
KUALA LUMPUR: 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 methods to bolster Kuwaiti-Pakistani ties, and spoke about investment opportunities available in both countries. Al-Hajraf is scheduled to meet with his Omani counterpart Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al-Balushi yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti minister and his accompanying delegation took part in the 72nd general session of the 2018 IMF-WBG meetings, inaugurated earlier by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. In his opening speech, Widodo urged 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.
BALI: Minister of Finance Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf and his accompanying delegation during the meeting.