Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Earthquake Disaster in China

Press Release No. 08/111
May 15, 2008

Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today regarding the earthquake affecting China:

"On behalf of the IMF, I offer my deepest condolences to the people of China, especially the affected families, for the terrible loss of life and extensive damage caused by the earthquake that struck Sichuan province.

"Our thoughts are with China as it begins the difficult task of dealing with the aftermath of this tragic event."



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