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Minister Michel Sapin to visit Washington D.C.

Minister Michel Sapin to visit Washington D.C.

Published on April 13, 2016

Michel Sapin, Minister of Finance and Public Accounts, will visit Washington from Thursday, April 14 to Saturday, April 16, 2016, for the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings.

Ahead of these meetings, he will meet with various personalities in order to discuss in particular the bill on transparency, the fight against corruption and the modernization of the economy.

Draft program

Thursday, April 14
8:00 amMeeting with Brigitte Alepin, founder of TaxCoop
12:15 pmLunch with Charles Duross, former Head of the Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit
2:30 pmMeeting with Elisabeth Warren, Democratic Senator for Massachusetts
4:00 pmJoint press conference in the G5 format on the Panama papers
7:00 pmDinner attended by the finance ministers and the central bank governors of the G20
Friday, April 15
8:30 am Select meeting of the ministers and governors of the G20 followed by family photo
2:00 pmInternational Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) introductory session
3:30 pm"Early Warning Exercise" meeting
Saturday, April 16
8:15 am Breakfast hosted by the IMFC, followed by family photo
10:00 am IMFC plenary meeting
1:30 pm Lunch hosted by the Development Committee on the theme of “Forward Look”
3:30 pm Press conference


On the sidelines of the annual meetings, the minister will notably meet with:

  • Jack LEW, U.S. Treasury Secretary
  • Lou JIWEI, Chinese Minister of Finance
  • Pier-Carlo PADOAN, Italian Minister of Finance
  • Luis VIDEGARAY CASO, Mexican Minister of Finance
  • Pierre MOSCOVICI, European Commissioner
  • Bill MORNEAU, Canadian Minister of Finance
  • Jim Yong KIM, President of the World Bank


The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group take place twice a year, usually in Washington, the headquarters of the IMF. The event brings together the finance and development ministers and the central bank governors of the G20, as well as academics, private sector executives and civil society representatives.

Press contacts


Office of Michel SAPIN
Tel. +33 1 53 18 41 13

United States

Office of Michel SAPIN
Stéphanie ABADIE
Tel. +33 6 26 27 37 05

French Embassy in the U.S.
Tel. +1 202 330 2336

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