Jean-Baptiste Mattei, a foreign ministry spokesman, said: "We would like the board to meet swiftly to issue its evaluation of the report, and for Mr Wolfowitz to make any observations he wishes to make.
"Our concern is to ensure the World Bank's proper functioning, in the context of its mission in favour of development and the fight against poverty," he said.
On Tuesday, Wouter Bos, the Dutch fnance minister, said that the investigatory panel's report was putting more pressure on Wolfowitz to resign.
And Didier Reynders, the Belgian finance minister, said the scandal was undermining the six-decade-old bank.
"It's impossible to go everywhere in the world to speak about good governance and not to have good governance in the World Bank," Reynders said.