Indonesia ensures security for IMF-World Bank annual meeting

Jakarta, President Joko Widodo has ensured the security of 15 thousand delegates who will attend the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund & World Bank Group (IMF-WBG) in Bali.

During a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday, Widodo led the meeting to discuss the preparations for the annual meeting with Economic Coordinating Minister Darmin Nasution; Politics, Law and Security Coordinating Minister Wiranto; Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan; Finance Minister Sri Mulyani; and Health Minister Nila F Moeloek.

Besides, Head of Police General Tito Karnavian; Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar; Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi; State Secretary Minister Pratikno; and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung also joined the meeting with the president.

At least delegates from 189 countries will visit Bali to attend the meeting in October 2018.

The president discussed the preparations for the event, including the transportation, accommodation, and security.

“At this meeting, I want to ensure the readiness of the event, starting from the airport, the meeting place, and the accommodation, including the supporting facilities, in order to make the event successful,” he noted.

Widodo also called for the security of the delegates during their stay in Bali.

He also urged related parties to coordinate to handle the problems in making the meeting successful.

“I have contacted the governor of Bali, and all preparations will be made by the end of July. Then, we can prepare other steps in October,” Widodo added.

According to the website www.am2018bali.go.id, the IMF-WBG meetings are conducted annually in October to discuss the work of each respective institution.

Besides the plenary meeting of the Boards of Governors, the Development Committee and the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) are convened as part of the annual meetings.

The DC and IMFC will advise the Boards of Governors on global financial and economic development issues, including global economic outlook, poverty eradication, and aid effectiveness.

Source: Antara News