President Mills arrived in Washington DC Wednesday afternoon (US Time) on an Official Visit to the USA.

Shortly after his arrival, the President of the IMF, Christine Lagarde led a team of Executive Directors to the Blair House for a meeting with President Mills.

In the meeting were the Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Deputy Finance Minister, Seth Terkpe, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Kobina Amissah Arthur, Minister of Trade and Industries Hannah Tetteh, Deputy Minister of Transport, Dzifa Ativor, Ghana?s Ambassador to the US, Daniel Ohene Agyekum and Secretary to the President.

Christine Largarde lauded President Mills and Ghana for the impressive economic progress, and assured the country of the Fund’s continuous support.

This according to the fund, has made Ghana the fastest growing economy in the world.

?We are extremely satisfied that very good progress is being made in Ghana,? Ms. Christine Largarde said, recognising that the hardwork and background of the President clearly contributed to the successful management of the economy.

Largarde said the Fund is also satisfied with the level of cooperation and collaboration from Ghana, indicating that the IMF is prepared to support Ghana in exploring opportunities in emerging areas including the oil industry.

President Mills had earlier thanked the IMF and Ms. Largarde for their appreciation of Ghana?s concerns.

According to him, Ghanaians are appreciative of the Fund’s approval of the $3billion Chinese loan and gave the assurance that the funds would be utilized for the good of Ghanaians.

He said the support from development partners such as the IMF, played a role in the economic successes chalked.

The President also pledged that ?we will continue to be open, frank and transparent in our dealings with the IMF so that we can secure the necessary support.?

President Mills will Thursday morning lay a wreath at the Arlington Cemetery and proceed to the White House to meet President Barrack Obama.

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