Washington DC (BBN)– Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit India on March 16-17 and China on March 19-23, to meet with policymakers and senior officials, as well as with representatives of other sectors of society including business, women leaders, academics and students.

Ms. Lagarde will start her trip by visiting India, where she will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior officials including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, an IMF statement said.

 In addition, she will give a speech at Lady Sri Ram College in Delhi, and participate in a public event hosted by RBI in Mumbai.  The visit presents an opportunity to exchange views on recent economic developments, India’s prospects and its role in the global economy.

In China, Ms. Lagarde will meet with the top Chinese leadership and senior officials, including People’s Bank of China Governor ZHOU Xiaochuan and Finance Minister LOU Jiwei, to discuss the latest developments in the global economy, China’s ongoing reform efforts, and collaboration between the IMF and China.

She will have a townhall meeting with students at Fudan University in Shanghai and speak at the opening ceremony of the 2015 China Development Forum (CDF), as well as on a CDF panel on “Sound Monetary Policy in the New Normal” in Beijing.

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