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PRESS RELEASE August 16, 2017

World Bank Group President to visit Argentina

WASHINGTON DC, August 16, 2017 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim arrives in Buenos Aires Thursday for a two-day visit to discuss Argentina’s development agenda and economic reforms, and to reaffirm the institution’s support to reduce poverty and inequality in the country.

Kim will meet with President Mauricio Macri, Finance Minister Luis Caputo, several other members of the President’s cabinet, private sector leaders, and congressional representatives  to discuss opportunities to invest in infrastructure and human capital to increase the country’s competitiveness and job creation.

“I look forward to visiting Argentina at this crucial time of economic change,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. “In a country with so much promise and potential, it is critical to keep working to boost growth and investment, while increasing efforts to reduce poverty and inequality.”

Together with the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Lino Barañao, Kim will participate in a forum on Investing in the Future of Work. This event will examine technological change and how best to prepare people for the jobs of the future, bringing together students, entrepreneurs and opinion leaders.

Other topics to be addressed include the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires in December, and Argentina’s Presidency of the G20 next year.

The World Bank Group is working with Argentina in key areas such as renewable energy, agriculture, human development,  the environment, infrastructure, and private sector development.

Biography World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim:

https://president.worldbankgroup.org/

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Contacts

Washington, DC.
Alejandra Viveros
+1 (202) 4582841
aviveros@worldbank.org
Buenos Aires
Kelly Alderson
+54 11-4316-9724
kalderson@worldbank.org
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