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Visit to Washington by Mr. Pascal Canfin (April 18 to 20, 2013)

Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development, visited Washington from April 18 to 20 in order to participate in the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

On this occasion, he met the new president of the World Bank, Mr. Jim Kim, and participated in the World Bank Development Committee, during which the Bank’s new strategy focusing on shared prosperity and the fight against extreme poverty was presented.

During his visit, Mr. Canfin also participated in a preparatory meeting for the International Donor Conference for the development of Mali organized by France and the EU, scheduled to take place in Brussels on May 15.

The monitoring of the Millennium Development Goals, the definition of the post-2015 development agenda and the issues relating to the fight against climate change were also central to the minister delegate’s exchanges in Washington.


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