WASHINGTON – President
Obama’s nominee to the World Bank presidency, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, met with
Rwandan President Paul Kagame Tuesday evening in Washington to discuss the
importance of the World Bank’s role in reducing poverty and supporting
development for global economic growth.
“I was delighted to learn that Jim
Kim has been nominated for this post, as he is a true friend of Africa and well
known for his decade of work to support us in developing an efficient health
system in Rwanda,” said President Kagame on Friday, March 23. “He’s not
only a physician and a leader who knows what it takes to address poverty, but
also a genuinely good person. President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Kim as
President of the World Bank is a welcome one, and should resonate well with the
many men and women who are working to transform lives around the world."
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