IMF chief to visit Russia, China, Japan
As they have pledged financial assistance to troubled
US: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has chosen
Russia, China and Japan as the first countries outside the European
Union to visit since taking office in July, an IMF spokesman said
The trip comes as all three countries have expressed interest in
providing financial assistance to Europe, but under the IMF’s guide or
oversight, as a part of the EU plan to resolve the public debt crisis.
The IMF managing director, currently attending the two-day Group of
20 summit in Cannes, France, will be in Moscow next Monday and Tuesday,
spokesman David Hawley said. She is scheduled to give a public lecture
at the State University of the Ministry of Finance, and a press
conference before leaving for China, he said.
Lagarde will be in Beijing on November 9 and 10 to meet with
authorities and deliver a speech to the International Finance Forum. The
forum was created by the Chinese government, the United Nations and
private financial institutions to promote “global sustainable
Lagarde also will hold a news conference in the Chinese capital, the
spokesman said, then travel to Tokyo where she will hold meetings with
Japanese officials on November 12.
The former French finance minister has been criss-crossing the
Atlantic on trips to Europe since taking the IMF helm in July,
participating in negotiations on the eurozone debt crisis and G20
meetings organized by France. Press TV