Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Nordics pressed Trump’s candidate for World Bank Presidency on poverty focus

The Trump administration’s candidate for President of the World Bank David Malpass met with Nordic-Baltic ministers in Reykjavik this week. He was pressed on issues like climate change, gender and his commitment to multilateralism. For now, Malpass is the only candidate in the race, but so far none of the Nordic countries has expressed their support for him.


Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Icelandic Foreign Minister (left) and David Malpass, US candidate for World Bank Presidency (right)
Photo: Icelandic Foreign Ministry

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