A group of international bankers said Tuesday that industrialized countries must help train examiners in central Europe if they expect these countries to operate safe-and-sound regulatory systems.

The Institute of International Finance, which represents 255 banks worldwide, urged the United States and countries in Western Europe to establish a centralized training facility for examiners from former East Bloc countries such as Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. They also should institute exchange programs for examiners from central Europe.

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