IMF managing director to visit Rwanda and Senegal

christinelagarde1-IMF-flickrLagarde is expected to meet the presidents of Rwanda and Senegal to discuss economic policies and strengthen IMF's relationship with the two countries. (Image source:m IMF/Flickr) IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is scheduled to visit Rwanda and Senegal later this month to meet with policymakers and strengthen the IMF’s relationship with the two nations

According to IMF officials, Lagarde is expected to meet Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and his senior policy makers. In Dakar, the IMF managing director is expected to meet Macky Sall, President of Senegal and his team.

“My visit will provide an opportunity to strengthen the IMF partnership with Rwanda and Senegal, two countries that have seen success in building strong, stable, and inclusive economies in the world’s second fastest-growing region.

Rwanda, over the past 20 years, has emerged as an African economic success story, demonstrating real progress in achieving high levels of growth and poverty reduction. Senegal has put in place an ambitious program to accelerate growth and lay the foundations for a more diversified economy,” said Lagarde.

IMF officials stated that Lagarde is expected to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, tour an export-oriented project and the ICT hub in Kigali. She will also meet the government’s economic team to discuss the country’s current and future state of the economy and policy-related issues.

In the past, Lagarde has visited Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria and South Africa in her capacity as managing director of IMF. The organisation has liaised with several African companies and financial bodies to provide funds for various development projects in the region.

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