2020 Annual Meetings Opening Press Conference (Press Access)

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2020 Annual Meetings Opening Press Conference (Press Access)

World Bank Group President David Malpass will address the press during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2020 Virtual Annual Meetings. He will share his views on the key outcomes from the Development Committee, as well as the G7 and G20 discussions. He will also report on the World Bank Group's response to the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year, due to the coronavirus, the Management of the IMF and World Bank Group and their Executive Boards are adapting the 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings to a virtual format. 

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David Theis

Hello and welcome to the Annual Meetings 2020 Press Conference. I'm David Theis, the World Bank's Press Secretary. On October 14th at 10:45AM ET / 14:45 GMT President Malpass will give brief opening remarks. Afterwards there will be a Q&A. 
Tue, 10/06/2020 - 13:30
Venkat Gopalakrishnan

Hello everyone. Thank you for joining us today. We will begin shortly.
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 10:42
Maoling Xiong, China Xinhua News Agency

Earlier this year, the G20 endorsed the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) to help the poorest countries manage the impact of the pandemic. Could you comment on how the program is going? What's the significance of it? And what's your expectation for G20 members on the debt relief front going forward?
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 10:50
Venkat Gopalakrishnan

More information on the Debt Service Suspension Initiative: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/debt/brief/covid-19-debt-service-suspension-initiative
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 10:50
Venkat Gopalakrishnan

You can read World Bank Group President David Malpass’s remarks at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting here:
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 10:52

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