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Minister Michel Sapin visited Washington, D.C.

Minister Michel Sapin visited Washington, D.C.

Published on October 5, 2016
Michel Sapin, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, visited the United States from October 5 to 8, 2016 for the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group.


Thursday, October 6, 2016
8:30 amBreakfast at the American Chamber of Commerce with American industrial investors focusing on the business climate in France (Investor’s Month)
10:30 amVisit to the startup incubator 1776
4:30 pmRoundtable discussion on “Budgetary transparency,” co-chaired by Michel Sapin and the NGO International Budget Partnership
7:00 pmG20 Family photo
7:15 pmDinner attended by the G20 ministers and governors
Friday, October 7
8:00 amBilateral meetings
12:30 pmDevelopment Committee Lunch
2:30 pmInternational Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) introductory session
4:45 pm"Early Warning Exercise" meeting
Saturday, October 8
8:00 amIMFC breakfast meeting followed by family photo
10:00 amIMFC plenary meeting
2:15 pmDevelopment Committee plenary meeting
3:15 pmJoint press conference together with François Villeroy De Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France
4:00 pmBilateral meetings

On the sidelines of the Annual Meetings, the Minister met with:

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF
  • Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank,
  • Jack Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury,
  • Scott Morrison, Australian Minister of Finance,
  • Euclide Tsakalotos, Greek Minister of Finance,
  • Ali Tayebnia, Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance,
  • Ulrich Maurer, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Finance,
  • Dr. Amr El-Garhy, Egyptian Minister of Finance
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