The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, will visit Senegal from January 29-31, 2015 to meet with policymakers and other representatives of society in the country.
“Senegal has put in place an ambitious program to accelerate growth and lay the foundations for a more diversified economy,” Lagarde said of the visit to Dakar where she is expected to meet President Macky Sall and his team as well as senior officials of the Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO).
As Managing Director, Ms. Lagarde has previously visited Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, and South Africa in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before her arrival in Senegal, she will visit Rwanda from January 26-29, 2014 to meet President Paul Kagame and other senior policy makers.
“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,” she said in a release. “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.”
She will also meet business leaders, parliamentarians, prominent women, and representatives of the business communities, civil society and deliver speeches to the parliaments of both countries.