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Statement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Argentina

February 4, 2020

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary
Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today after meeting with
Argentina’s Economy Minister Martin Guzmán in Rome:

“I had a productive meeting with Minister Guzmán today. The meeting was an
opportunity to continue our ongoing dialogue regarding Argentina’s economic
program and the IMF’s engagement and exchange views on the measures adopted
by the authorities so far and their economic policies.

“As I have said before, we are aware of the difficult socio-economic
situation that Argentina and its people face and we fully share President
Fernández’s objective of stabilizing the economy, protecting society’s most
vulnerable and ensuring more sustainable and inclusive growth. In this
regard, the measures adopted thus far go in the direction of restoring
macroeconomic stability and protecting the poor.

“The staff mission to Buenos Aires next week will be an opportunity to
deepen our dialogue regarding the economic outlook and policies and to
learn more about the authorities’ strategy to address Argentina’s debt
situation. My staff and I stand ready to continue to support the
authorities. Our common objective is to see Argentina recover, and for
growth and jobs to return for the benefit of all Argentineans.”

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