The President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed happiness at the World Bank’s continued support to India, especially in priority areas like Smart Cities, Ganga Rejuvenation, Skill Development, Swachh Bharat and Power for All. Dr. Kim said he was impressed by the progress made towards the ambitious targets in these programmes.
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of adequate climate change financing for countries like India which are consciously choosing to follow an environmentally sustainable path. Dr. Kim assured the Prime Minister that the World Bank would be proactive and fully support this agenda.
Dr. Kim appreciated India’s rapid progress in improving the ease of doing business, especially in the area of logistics.
The Prime Minister and Dr. Kim discussed a broad range of issues and possible avenues of cooperation.