Ottawa, March 23, 2012
Archived - Minister Flaherty Supports Nomination of Jim Yong Kim for World Bank President
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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, has joined the United States in supporting the nomination of Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.
“Mr. Kim is a distinguished figure in global health and development, noted for his innovative work fighting the spread of AIDS and tuberculosis in developing countries,” said Minister Flaherty. “We believe he is a strong candidate to lead the World Bank.”
The World Bank Group’s Executive Board of Directors will select its next President in April in a process that Minister Flaherty expects “will be conducted in a manner that is open, transparent and merit-based.”
Last month, World Bank President Robert Zoellick announced that he would be stepping down on
June 30, 2012.
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Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Office of the Minister of Finance
Department of Finance
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