Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley will leave on a five-day official visit to USA starting from April 19 to participate in the Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
On April 20, he will be briefed by the Executive Director (Indian Constituency) of World Bank and Executive Director (Indian Constituency) of IMF. In the evening, Jaitley will hold hold a meeting with the Editorial Board of Washington Post and later in the evening, he would participate in the dinner hosted by the Heritage Foundation.
The Official Delegation led by Jaitley includes among others, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Shaktikanta Das, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA), Dr Arvind Subramanian, a team of RBI officials led by RBI Governor Dr Urijit Patel.
On April 21, Jaitley and RBI Governor, Patel and Shaktikanta Das will participate in the G-20 Meeting on Financial Sector Development and Regulations and other issues. In the afternoon, the Finance Minister along with Governor RBI and Secretary (Economic Affairs) will participate in IMFC Introductory Session on Global Development and Prospects. Thereafter, the Finance Minister and RBI Governor will participate in IMFC Session on Early Warning Exercise. In the evening, the Finance Minister along with Secretary (Economic Affairs) will hold a meeting with the CEOs. The Finance Minister will attend a dinner hosted in his reception by the Ambassador of India in USA.
On April 22 the Finance Minister will participate in IMFC restricted Breakfast Session and will take part in the IMFC Plenary Session along with Governor RBI and Secretary (Economic Affairs) among others. Thereafter, the Finance Minister will hold a meeting with his US counterpart and US Secretary of Treasury. In the afternoon, he will participate in the Development Committee Plenary Meeting of the World Bank. In the evening, he will hold meetings with his Bangladesh counterpart and will also have a meeting with the President, World Bank.
On April 23, the FM and and Secretary ((Economic Affairs) will leave for New York and later in the evening, will participate in the dinner hosted by the President FICCI. On April 24, Jaitley will hold interaction with Council for Foreign Relations in the morning, followed by a meeting with Institutional Investors and a luncheon meeting with Long Term Investors. The Finance Minister is supposed to meet the Editorial Board of New York Times before leaving for Moscow in the evening on April 24.