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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 9, 2003

2003 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will deliver opening remarks to the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Bretton Woods Committee, held at the U.S. Department of State on Thursday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Secretary's remarks are to begin at 9:10 a.m. A luncheon will follow the meeting from 12:30 to 2 p.m. with pool press coverage. The Bretton Woods Committee is a bipartisan, non-profit group organized to increase public understanding of international financial and development issues and the role of the Bretton Woods institutions -- the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the regional development banks -- in the global economy.

At the morning meeting, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Andrew Natsios will speak on relations between development institutions and the private sector; International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Anne Krueger will speak on detecting and preventing financial crises; Brazil former Central Bank Governor Arminio Fraga will speak on managing financial crises; Senator Chuck Hagel will speak on new approaches to development assistance; and World Bank President James Wolfensohn will speak on delivering on the development agenda.

At the lunch, Under Secretary for Economic, Business and Cultural Affairs Alan Larson and Afghan State Minister for the Private Sector Shair Baz Hakemy will speak on the multilateral role in reconstructing Afghanistan and Iraq.

All morning remarks are open for press coverage.
      Pre-set time for cameras: 8:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
      Pick-up time for stills and writers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Media representatives who plan to attend must present one of the following press credentials: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver's license or passport).

For further information, please contact Jim Wojtasiewicz, Bureau for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State at (202) 647-2744; Damian Milverton, World Bank, Office of External Affairs at (202) 473-6735; or William Murray, Media Relations Division, International Monetary Fund, (202) 623-7064.

Released on June 9, 2003

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