The Austrian Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Austrian National Bank attended the IMF/World Bank Group spring meetings which were being held from April 14-17 in Washington, DC.
On the sidelines, they held bilateral meetings with World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and senior officials of both the IMF and The World Bank to discuss the current economic situation in Austria, Europe and the World. At a reception at Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner’s residence on Thursday night, they also had chance to talk to the Austrian staff members of the International Financial Institutions in Washington, D.C. In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador Waldner emphasized the strong economic ties between Austria and the U.S. and thanked all attendees for their dedicated work.
Besides attending the IMFC meetings on Friday and Saturday, Minister Schelling and Governor Nowotny held high-level bilateral consultations at the U.S. Federal Reserve. They also briefed Austrian and International Press representatives at a media luncheon and gave an interview to the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation on Friday morning.
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