JEDDAH | Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:26pm EDT
(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister said on Saturday the kingdom will ask for a bigger role in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“Saudi Arabia plays an important role in the world economy and so we will call for strengthening the kingdom’s role and share in the IMF,” Ibrahim Alassaf told reporters in Jeddah.
He also called for an increase in the number of Saudis working in leadership roles in the IMF.
(Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Writing by Jason Benham; Editing by Martina Fuchs)