SINGAPORE, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam is scheduled to visit U.S. Washington D.C. from Wednesday to Sunday, the city-state's finance ministry said on Tuesday.
During his stay, Tharman will chair meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), and a joint meeting of the IMFC and G20 finance ministers on IMF reforms.
The IMFC meetings is scheduled to discuss actions to strengthen the economic recovery globally, and to avoid global financial instability as monetary policy normalises.
Tharman received Finance Minister of the Year award by Euromoney magazine last year. He is also the first Asian to chair the IMF's IMFC. His designation as the chairman of the IMFC has been extended for one year upon the conclusion of his term on March 22 this year.
Tharman is also chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and sits on the board of the sovereign wealth fund Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.
During the latest visit to the United States, Tharman will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.