IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit Thailand, the Philippines, and Cambodia

Press Release No. 07/164
July 19, 2007

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Rodrigo de Rato, will travel to Thailand (July 28-29), the Philippines (July 30-31), and Cambodia (August 1-2), to meet with top political leaders and senior officials and give a key note address at the South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Governors Conference and 25th Anniversary of the SEACEN Centre in Bangkok. Mr. de Rato will also be meeting with representatives of civil society, the private sector, and academics in the three countries.

During Mr. de Rato's visit to Bangkok, Manila, and Phnom Penh, he will exchange perspectives on critical issues facing the region and reinforce the IMF's continuing close policy dialogue with Asian countries, including the Fund's ongoing work to reinforce global economic and financial stability and its role in low-income countries in Asia. In addition, given Asia's increasing role in the global economy, the Managing Director would also like to hear views from stakeholders in the region on the ongoing governance and institutional reforms at the Fund.



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