Egypt central bank chief chairs delegation to IMF annual meetings

Egyptian central bank governor Tarek Amer is heading his country’s high-level delegation to the annual meetings of the boards of governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

This year, the IMF Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors will take place in Washington, DC, on October 7-9.

Central bank deputy governor Lobna Helal and assistant sub governor Rami Abulnaga are among Tarek Amer’s delegation to take part in the IMF meetings and hold a new round of talks with the fund.

The Annual Meetings come at a crucial time for the economically-battered country, who is seeking to conclude a three-year $12 billion IMF loan deal, which will be a certificate that says Egyptian government’s reform programme is serious.