CEF Inauguration



On October 25th, 2014 the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) was inaugurated in an official ceremony by Madam Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, and H.E Anas Al-Saleh, Minister of Finance, and was attended by ministers of finance and central bank governors from the GCC countries, and other high level guests. Madam Lagarde expressed her gratitude to Mr. Anas Al-Saleh, minister of finance and the Kuwaiti Government’s support for the center, in particular Mr. Bader Al-Saad; Managing Director of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), and their efforts towards getting the final approval from the Kuwait National Assembly. She also mentioned that the IMF-CEF is one of four regional training centers, that is part of IMF institute for Capacity Development (ICD) and explained the important role that the IMF-CEF in training around 3600 government officials from the Arab League member countries.