Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wolin Just Visited Afghanistan

Following his visit to Iraq, Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin headed to Afghanistan.

The Treasury today announced that  Wolin visited Kabul, Afghanistan February 16-17.

While in Kabul, Deputy Secretary Wolin met with President Karzai, Finance Minister Zakhilwal and Central Bank Governor Fitrat. The Deputy Secretary met with Afghanistan’s leadership, according to the Treasury, "to discuss the importance of Afghan efforts to reform and strengthen its financial sector and stressed the need for the Afghan government to take swift and decisive action to ensure a credible, effective resolution of issues related to Kabul Bank. He also discussed the status of negotiations between the IMF and Afghanistan on a possible IMF program and expressed U.S. support for the IMF’s position."

If you want to know what these IMF programs are all about, listen to Lew Rockwell's interview with John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

1 comment:

  1. What kind of travel budget do these treasury guys have?!?!?!?!

    Spreadsheets look the same in DC as they do anywhere else. TAKE AWAY THEIR FREQUENT FLYER CARDS.