Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras is in Washington to attend the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

On the sidelines of this event, the minister will meet with the new IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, the next European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde and the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach. He will also have individual meetings with investment and banking groups as well as rating agencies and will give a speech at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch event.

Finally, Mr. Staikouras will take part in the work of the Alliance of Ministers of Finance for Climate Action, where Greece is now participating as the 44th regular member. The Alliance’s goal is to promote strong collective action to mitigate the impact of the climate crisis and its repercussions.