24 May, 2015: Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) Director General Sheikh Dr. Meshaal Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah, accompanied by Sheikh Abdullah Al Sabah, Head of Licensing & Investment Registry section of the One Stop Shop Department, and with the presence of Dr. Merza Hasan, Dean of Executive Board and Executive Director, World Bank Group (WBG), met with Ms. Rita Ramalho, Manager, as well as Mr. Santiago Croci, Private Sector Development Specialist, and Mr. Jean Arlet, Doing Business Unit Global Indicators Group, Development Economics. The meeting was held on the side of KDIPA’s first official business trip to the USA, and took place on May 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Head quarters of the WBG in Washington D.C. The courtesy visit touched upon issues of mutual concern, including the current position of Kuwait in doing business report, and the efforts exerted by KDIPA as the focal point in charge of preparing the national report on doing business and being the party assigned to coordinate local efforts for streamlining business environment and initiating a public private dialogue, as well as clarifying some issues and discussing the way forward.