Finance Minister Fernando Haddad and Central Bank President Roberto Campos Neto received, Friday (13), awards from Latin Finance, a magazine specializing in the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean. The two were considered the best in their roles in the region.
The award was presented in Marrakesh, Morocco, where Haddad and Campos Neto are participating until Saturday (14) in the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The meeting brings together finance ministers and central bank heads from 189 countries, and highlights reform in financing multilateral institutions and Brazil’s presidency of the G20, a group of the 20 largest economies on the planet.
The Central Bank and Fernando Haddad published photos of the award on their official pages on social media. “It is great to see another international recognition for the work of the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank. A successful partnership for the benefit of Brazil. Congratulations to Minister Fernando Haddad,” Campos said in the post, with a photo of himself holding the award alongside the Finance Minister.
In his profile, Haddad also thanked him for the honor. “The award given by LatinFinance reflects the joint and detailed effort to achieve sustainable economic growth in Brazil. I thank the entire technical team of the Ministry of Finance, President Lula and all the actors who put aside our few differences and looked at our many agreements as a country and as global actors,” the minister wrote.
On Friday, Haddad held bilateral meetings with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed; With UNDP Executive Director Achim Steiner; And with World Bank President Ajay Banga. Haddad also met with the finance ministers of Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Portugal.
Haddad and Campos Neto participated in the session of finance ministers and central bank heads of the G20. On Saturday (14), the two sides will conclude their commitments in Morocco during the plenary session of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, an advisory body to the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund.
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