Finance Minister Wong visits US to attend World Bank-IMF meeting
His visit is from 16 April to 25 April.
Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong will visit Washington D.C. and New York City to meet with US administration members, attend World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings, and Second Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (FMCBG) under the 2022 G20 Indonesian Presidency.
During his visit from 16 April to 25 April 2022, Wong, along with officials of the Ministry for Finance and Ministry of Home Affairs, will also meet with private sector business leaders and Singaporeans based in New York.
Issues on the state of the global economy, pandemic preparedness, prevention and response, and development of sustainable finance, amongst others, will be tackled at the FMCBG.
Wong will also become a speaker at the US think tank, Peterson Institute for International Economics’ Macro Week, which is held on 18 April. The event is a discussion on prominent finance ministers and central bankers,
He will be present at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Ministerial Meeting on 21 April 2022. This meeting will review the FATF’s progress since it adopted its open mandate in 2019 and adopt a FATF Ministerial declaration that will set the strategic direction for FATF from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024.
Singapore will be the FATF President starting 1 July 2022.