Finance Minister Zakhilwal and Central Bank Governor Delwari attend 2013 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and IMF

Embassy of Afghanistan

Minister Zakhilwal and Governor Delwari stands with Ambassador Hakimi and the rest of their delegation.

October 11

WASHINGTON-Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal and the Governor of the Central Bank H.E. Noorullah Delwari were in Washington DC from October 11 – 13 leading delegations to attend the 2013 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.

During the annual meetings, the Minister and the Governor met with their counterparts from the UAE, Pakistan, and Iran. In addition, the delegations conducted meetings with development specialists from the UK, Germany, and Denmark. They also met with Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administer of the United States Agency for International Development.

The officials who participated in the delegation include:

  • Omar Zakhilwal – Minister of Finance
  • Sham Bathija – Senior Advisor for Economic Affairs to the President of Afghanistan
  • Noorullah Delawari – Governor of Da Afghanistan Bank
  • Mohammad Mustafa Mastoor – Deputy Minister for Finance
  • Khan Afzal Hadawal – First Deputy of Da Afghanistan Bank
  • Khalid Payenda – Senior Policy Advisor

During his visit, Afghanistan's Central Bank Governor Noorullah Delawari participated in a vibrant discussion sponsored by the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and the Central Asia Caucasus Institute on the new transit and trade infrastructure that is debuting across Eurasia: the New Silk Road. Watch the video here.