Brazil and the IMF
Chile and the IMF
Colombia and the IMF
Mr. Köhler will have discussions with President Cardoso and President-elect Lula da Silva of Brazil, President Uribe of Colombia, and President Lagos of Chile, and other authorities of these countries.
The purpose of the visit, which is Mr. Köhler's second to Latin America since assuming office as Managing Director of the IMF on May 1, 2000, is for discussions on issues confronting these countries and the region.
Mr. Köhler will start his itinerary on December 6 in Brasilia.
IMF EXTERNAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT