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Bali ready to host IMF-WB annual meeting: IMF official

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde has expressed optimism that Indonesia is ready to host the annual IMF-World Bank meeting in Bali, which will be held from Oct. 12 to 14.

Having visited the venue for the international event in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Lagarde confirmed the decision to hold the annual meeting in the Island of Gods.

“I’m very happy to confirm that we have made the irrevocable, irresistible decision to confirm the meeting of the IMF and World Bank here in Bali in October,” she said in Bali on Friday.

a�?I have every confidence that here in Bali, we will have a successful event.a�?

She added that this yeara��s annual meeting location had generated a lot of excitement among the members of the IMF and the World Bank.

“There is a lot of excitement in the membership about going to Bali and having our annual meeting in Bali. Unfortunately we will have to do a lot of work, and the delegates will have to avoid the sun, the blue sky and the beautiful vegetation for a few days,a�? she said, while adding that she hoped after the meeting some of the delegations would prolong their stay to enjoy Indonesia. (bbn)