Sebastian Mallaby: We are here to talk to Bob Zoellick
. I have been in Washington 16 years, Bob is the personification of the kind of silo busting polymathic energy which says, I am not just interested in international economics, I am not just interested in international relations, I am not just a U.S.
Lagarde's priorities were welcomed by Bob Zoellick
, President of the World Bank, who was very conscious of the fact that what the G20 decides will affect all 190-plus countries in the word.
In Washington, he met with Treasury Secretary Geithner, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and President of the World Bank Bob Zoellick
. Barnier is due to wrap up his trip with a visit to Chicago, where his agenda includes taking part in a business roundtable discussion with Gary Gensler, Chairman of the CFTC, where derivatives regulation is likely to feature prominently.
Officials have been arranging appointments for him to see the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, the senior director for Asian Affairs on the White House's National Security Council, Jeff Bader, the president of the World Bank, Bob Zoellick
, and the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
"We are meeting at a momentous time," said Bob Zoellick
President, The World Bank Group
has had a long and distinguished career in diplomacy and development economics It has prepared him well for this new assignment," Mr Bush said.
As the Administration worked through its first term, U.S.-China policy gradually evolved into a creative tension between the brilliant but high-maintenance Bob Zoellick
trade representative, Bob Zoellick
, was widely known for his commitment to open markets and was anxious to start a new round of trade negotiations.
''I'm so pleased...that Bob Zoellick
has agreed to serve as deputy secretary of state upon confirmation by the Senate,'' Bush said as he appeared on the White House South Lawn along with Zoellick and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
Watches As Egypt And Israel Sign A Landmark Deal To Establish (QIZs) Qualified Industrial Zones Enabling $500M/Y Of Egyptian Goods To Enter USA Tariff-Free In Return For Use Of Israeli Materials; This Is A 1st Step Towards A Free Trade Pact With Washington And Arab-Israeli 'Integration'
Trade Representative Bob Zoellick
announced early Monday (Australian time) that a deal had been struck following a telephone conversation between U.S.