ASEAN chief seeks IMF candidate from outside Europe, US

Tokyo, May 27 (ANI): The chief of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has called for a candidate for the post of managing director of the International Monetary Fund from outside Europe or North America.

ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan, in a seminar here, told Kyodo News that few candidates could also be found in Asia.

"This region must be given opportunity to make a contribution in the governance of those global institutions important to all of us," he said.

"As a secretary general of ASEAN, I would say just go for it, and even if we do not win this time, we should not let it go without a challenge as this post is not monopoly of Europe," he said. (ANI)