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The president of the World Bank will visit Korea this month to
attend an international forum and meet with key policymakers here to discuss
cooperation, the finance ministry said Thursday.
Jim Yong Kim will stay in Seoul on Oct. 14-16 after taking part in the general assembly of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to be held in Tokyo the previous week, according to the ministry.
Kim, a Korean-born American and renowned health expert and educator, will attend a forum the Korean government and the World Bank will jointly hold to share experience on economic development.
During his three-day stay, Kim will also meet with Finance Minister Bahk Jae-wan to discuss cooperation, while joining other diverse events including a lecture for students. He is scheduled to hold a press conference on Oct. 15, the ministry said.