Washington: Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is expected to visit the Washington headquarters of the international agency next week, days after the sexual assault case against him collapsed.
   
"Like any former Managing Director of the IMF, Mr Strauss-Kahn would be welcome to visit the Fund and I understand that he intends to make a personal visit to headquarters," IMF spokesman David Hawley told reporters at his weekly news conference.
   
Hawley said it is meant to be a personal visit during which he expects Strauss-Kahn would meet the staff of the agency he had to quit following damning allegations by a Manhattan hotel maid.
   
"It could be as early as next week, but if there were such a visit, it would be a personal one and essentially a private one so it wouldn't be open to the press or the public," Hawley said.
   
Following his stepping down France's Christine Lagarde has taken over the job of the Managing Director.

(Agencies)