Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Very Busy Thursday for Geithner

Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Geithner will participate in a conversation on the President’s fiscal framework and the state of the global economy with the Financial Times’ Lionel Barber at the “Back to Work: Innovation, Investment & International Open Markets” Conference hosted by the Bertelsmann Foundation. The event is in Washungton D.C. at the Newseum.

Later in the morning, the Secretary will meet with former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Treasury..

Also in the morning, Deputy Secretary Wolin and Secretary Geithner will deliver remarks at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistanc) and discuss OTA’s "efforts to help developing nations strengthen their financial sectors and economies".

Later, the Secretary will attend the President’s meeting with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson at the White House.

In the afternoon, the Secretary will meet with European Union Commissioner Olli Rehn at Treasury.

Later in the afternoon, the Secretary will meet with members of the Senate Finance Committee to discuss his recent letter to Congress on the debt limit.

Later, Secretary Geithner and French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde will co-chair a meeting at the World Bank with economic leaders from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, along with the heads of the international financial institutions, to assess how they "can work together to assist Egypt and Tunisia in their transitions toward more inclusive growth". Translation: Plotting on how they can keep control of the financial part of the transition.

In the evening, the Secretary will attend a G-7 finance ministers’ and central bank governors’ meeting.

Later in the evening, the Secretary will attend a G-20 finance ministers’ and central bank governors’ working dinner at the International Monetary Fund.

UPDATE The Treasury has added this to Deputy Secretary Wolin's schedule:
Deputy Secretary Wolin will meet with Afghan Finance Minister Bawar Zakhilwal at Treasury

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