November 22, 2013 00:00 By The Nation 2,260 Viewed
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde will be visiting Asia from December 2-7, with Cambodia, South Korea and Myanmar on the itinerary. On the list of people she will meet includes Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
According to Gerry Rice, director for Communications Department, Lagardd will be in Cambodia during December 2-3 where she is scheduled to meet with Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon and senior government officials to discuss recent economic developments in the region. She will also speak to students of the Ecole Royale d’Administration and exchange views with women business leaders and policy makers as well as members of Cambodian think tanks and the private sector.
On December 4-5, she will travel on to Korea and meet with President Park Geun-hye, Deputy Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and Bank of Korea governor. She will also meet with women leaders and attend a town hall meeting at the Seoul National University. In addition, she is participating in the opening ceremony of the United Nations Green Climate Fund and a signing ceremony with the Minister of Strategy and Finance on Korea’s contribution to the IMF’s technical assistance programme.
She will then fly to Myanmar where on December 6-7 she will meet with Minister of Finance and Revenue, Win Shein, the country’s central bank governor, and other senior officials.
She is also scheduled to have a meeting with opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and she will conclude her visit to Myanmar by addressing the women’s forum highlighting the role of women in the economy and discussing with students at Yangon Institute of Economics on future economic opportunities for the country.