PRESS RELEASE

New World Bank Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean to Attend IDB Assembly and Visit Argentina

March 15, 2012




Washington, DC, March 15, 2012 – Hasan Tuluy, the new World Bank Vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, will visit Uruguay and Argentina to attend the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Annual Assembly in Montevideo and undertake a short visit to Buenos Aires to meet Argentine authorities. 

 

The Turkish-born senior official arrives in Montevideo on Friday 16 and his full schedule includes his participation in a seminar on the G-20 to be held on Saturday within the framework of the IDB Assembly.  

 

Tuluy will have a series of bilateral meetings, including several Finance Ministers from the region, among them the IDB Assembly's host, Uruguayan Fernando Lorenzo.

 

On Sunday afternoon, he will meet the international press, and on Monday 19 he will arrive in Argentina for a visit, where he will be received by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and other authorities from the South American country. 

 

About the World Bank in Argentina and Uruguay: 

 

The World Bank portfolio in Argentina includes 36 projects totaling US$7.2 billion, which support the country in the promotion of economic development with opportunities for all. 

 

In Uruguay, the Bank program includes eight investment projects totaling US$232.3 million, and two Development Policy Loans (DPL) totaling US$360 million, which support Uruguay's efforts to promote an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive development, supported by innovation.

Media Contacts
In Montevideo
Valeria Bolla
Tel : +59 82 916-9400
vbolla@worldbank.org
In Buenos Aires
Yanina Budkin
Tel : +54 11 4316-9724
ybudkin@worldbank.org


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