World Bank President Jim Yong Kim addresses the Bretton Woods Committee annual meeting at World Bank headquarters in Washington May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is set to visit Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East and North Africa.A statement by the World Bank Group said the visit, the first to the three countries since taking over as president of the World Bank Group in July 2012, is scheduled for June 1-4 . He said the World Bank's strategy in MENA was to "work with its partners to build on the foundation of co-existence, good governance, and inclusive economic growth".During his four-day visit, Kim will meet with heads of state and government leaders as well as private sector and civil society representatives to discuss how the World Bank Group can best continue supporting countries in the MENA region to promote sustainable growth and shared prosperity.
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