World Bank’s president to visit Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Jordan

Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group’s president begins his four-day tour of the Middle East, during which he aims to stress the importance of partnerships, good governance, transparency, and jobs for women and youth.
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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (L) gestures during a joint press conference alongside the Saudi Arabian Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf (R), after the end of their meeting in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on June 1, 2014. Kim is visiting Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Jordan for four days, during which his main messages will be about the importance of partnerships, good governance, transparency, and jobs for women and youth. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Minister of Finance Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz al-Assaf attends the opening of a meeting for the finance ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states on May 7, 2014, in Kuwait City. Kuwait's Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh urged the energy-rich Gulf States to make 'concessions' for the full implementation of a long-delayed customs union at the start of 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim speaks during an event on 'The Private Sector and Ending Poverty' April 15, 2013 at the International Finance Corporation in Washington, DC. The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund will hold the annual Spring Meetings from April 19 t0 April 21. (Getty Images)
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(L to R) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary General Angel Gurria and International Labour Organization Director General Guy Ryder pose after a news conference in the German federal Chancellery on May 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. World finance, economic and labor leaders met with the German chancellor today, after a weekend upon which she reiterated her stance on the importance of regulation of global finance markets. (Getty Images)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arrives with (L-R) World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo, International Labour Organization Director General Guy Ryder, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary General Angel Gurria, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde for a meeting in the German federal Chancellery on May 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. World finance, economic and labor leaders met with the German chancellor today, after a weekend upon which she reiterated her stance on the importance of regulation of global finance markets. (Getty Images)
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From left former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton United Nation's Women's Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Isobel Coleman, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participate in an event at the World Bank May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton joined others to speak about women's rights. (AFP/Getty Images)
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (L) and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim attend the Development Committee Plenary meeting at the 2014 Spring Meeting of the IMF and the World Bank on April 12, 2014, in Washington, DC. (AFP/Getty Images)