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MIGA Welcomes Niger as New Member Country
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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012—The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group, announced today that Niger has fulfilled all of its membership requirements to become MIGA’s 177th member country.

Niger's membership in MIGA means that direct foreign investment into the country is eligible for the agency’s political risk insurance. This insurance protects investments against the risks of transfer restriction, expropriation, breach of contract, non-honoring of sovereign financial obligations, and war and civil disturbance. Investors from Niger going into other developing countries may also receive coverage for their investments from MIGA.

"We extend a warm welcome to Niger," said Izumi Kobayashi, MIGA’s Executive Vice President.

 "Our focus is on markets where we can make the greatest difference, including post-conflict and the world’s poorest countries." She continued, "We hope that MIGA’s support will promote productive and sustainable foreign direct investment into the country to benefit the people of Niger."

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MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT GUARANTEE AGENCY
A Member of the World Bank Group
1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433

MIGA Contact:
Mallory Saleson, MIGA
Tel: +1 202 473-0844
E-mail: msaleson@worldbank.org

Rebecca Post, MIGA
Tel: +1 202-473-1964
E-mail: rpost@worldbank.org

Cara Santos Pianesi
Tel: +1.202.458.2097
E-mail: csantospianesi@worldbank.org

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