Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to visit Tokyo and Washington from 8 to 13 October07 Oct 2013
Singapore, 7 October 2013…Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, will be visiting Tokyo, Japan, from 8 to 9 October 2013. DPM Tharman will have meetings with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr Taro Aso, Governor of the Bank of Japan Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, and other Government and business leaders.
2. In Washington, DC from 10 to 13 October 2013, DPM Tharman will chair the meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), and participate in the Meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. He will also have several bilateral meetings with his counterparts. The meetings will discuss policy actions to secure economic and financial stability, and build stronger foundations for global growth.
3. DPM Tharman will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.