Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has departed to the United States (US) to attend the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Washington, DC.
Speaker Nasheed will be in the US from October 12-16, during which he will attend the 9th Meeting of Finance Ministers of Climate Vulnerable 20 Countries (V20) during the annual meeting of the IMF and World Bank. The speaker will also be meeting with senior officials from IMF, World Bank, and Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) during his trip.
Chair of V20 Kenneth Ofori-Atta extended a special invitation for Speaker Nasheed to attend the meeting. Ghana currently chairs the V20 Group of the CVF. The Maldives is a CVF member and, therefore, the Secretariat of the Parliament and the CVF will oversee all arrangements for the visit.