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Egypt’s Al-Mashat joins World Bank, IMF Spring Meetings to address global challenges – Dailynewsegypt

Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation and Governor for the World Bank Group Rania Al-Mashat began her participation in the 2024 World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. on Monday.

The meetings, running from April 15-20, will focus on navigating the complex global landscape, including financing solutions, private sector investment, and resilience-building strategies.

Joining government officials, private sector representatives, and civil society organizations, Al-Mashat will contribute to discussions on achieving sustainable development and eradicating poverty.

She emphasised the intertwined challenges of geopolitics, climate change, and food insecurity that disproportionately impact developing nations.

Moreover, Al-Mashat underscored the need for a unified global vision to overcome these obstacles, strengthening the role of international financial institutions like the World Bank in supporting developing and emerging economies.

A key focus for Al-Mashat will be the ongoing reforms of the World Bank aimed at bolstering its capacity to address current global issues and member states’ development challenges.

This includes building resilience against global shocks, promoting shared prosperity, and tackling poverty, particularly in developing countries. Al-Mashat also seeks to leverage the World Bank’s resources for targeted development financing and enhanced climate action.

The Minister’s packed schedule features participation in high-level events like the Development Committee Plenary, the G24 Ministerial Meeting, and the African Consultative Group with the World Bank President. She will also deliver presentations on various topics, including debt-for-climate swaps, rethinking economic policy, opportunities and challenges for the Egyptian economy, private sector engagement in climate action, and engagement with Generation Unlimited.

Additionally, Al-Mashat will hold bilateral meetings with multilateral and bilateral development partners, furthering Egypt’s international development goals.

This year’s Spring Meetings offer a crucial platform for international cooperation in navigating today’s complex global environment. Minister Al-Mashat’s participation underscores Egypt’s commitment to shaping a more resilient and equitable future for all.