Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato on the Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

Press Release No. 06/160
July 19, 2006

Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement:

"We are very saddened that Indonesia has been hit by yet another earthquake and tsunami. On behalf of everyone at the International Monetary Fund, I offer my deep condolences to the families in Java who have been struck by this disaster. Let me also say that we, at the Fund, admire the resilience of the Indonesian people in the face of so many recent disasters. The international community, including the IMF, supports the government's efforts to respond to this natural disaster."



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