ITAR-TASS News Agency
June 10, 2005 Friday 7:24 PM Eastern Time

Holland Gr finance ministers, bank gov's to meet in Tbilisi Sat

By Iya Barateli


An annual working session of the Finance Ministers and State Bank
Governors of the member-countries of the Holland Group to the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank is to be held
here on Saturday.

IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato will attend the session. He
will also hold bilateral meetings with the delegations of the
Netherlands, Armenia, Romania, Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria,
and Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Those present at the forum in Tbilisi will discuss the current
activities of the IMF and the World bank, theIMF policy and strategy,
the role of the World Bank and its influence on the development of
the European Union, various aspects of fiscal and monetary policies,
and work out a one-year plan for activities.

Rodrigo de Rato is to meet with Georgian President Mikhail
Saakashvili, Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli, Parliament Speaker Nino
Burdzhanadze, Finance Minister Valery Chechelashvili, and National
Bank President Roman Gotsiridze.