Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Meeting with Greece Minister of Finance George Papaconstantinou

Press Release No. 10/169
April 25, 2010

Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today after his meeting with Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou:

“The Minister and I had a very constructive meeting and I am impressed with the Greek authorities' determination to take the actions necessary to put their economy back on track.

“Since we received the request for financial support last Friday, our discussions with the authorities have accelerated. The IMF, the European partners, and everyone involved in the financing effort recognizes the need for speed. I am confident that we will conclude discussions in time to meet Greece’s needs.

“We are all aware of the seriousness of the situation and the courageous efforts being made by the Greek people.”



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