Finance minister in Washington to discuss debt relief with World Bank
Sudan’s Finance Minister will discuss with international financial institutions ways to clear challenges facing debt forgiveness during his participation in their annual meeting this week.
From October 10 to 16, the meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund will take place in Washington to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, global financial stability, poverty eradication, economic growth and job creation, and climate change, among others.
Gibril Ibrahim Mohamed leads the Sudanese delegation for the annual meetings, which gather central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, civil society, media and academics.
“The delegation will discuss the obstacles to addressing Sudan’s external debt and its opportunities to benefit from international debt forgiveness initiatives,” reads a statement issued by the finance ministry in Khartoum.
The minister will, also, brief the international financial institutions about the ongoing economic reforms, and discuss the needed technical assistance to achieve it, added the statement.
The delegation discussed the obstacles to addressing Sudan’s external debt and its opportunities to benefit from international debt forgiveness initiatives, reviewed the ongoing economic developments and reforms, and discussed Sudan’s needs in the field of technical assistance.