Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif left Tehran for Washington to take part in the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) in the US capital. The CBI governor, heading a high-ranking delegation, is slated to attend the WBG-IMF joint meeting which is to be held in Washington D.C on April 11-13. The joint IMF-WBG meeting is held twice a year in one of the member-states. The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. The Board of Governors of the WBG and the Boards of Governors of the IMF normally meet once a year to discuss the work of their respective institutions.