Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the Passing of Mr. Néstor Kirchner, Former President of Argentina

Press Release No.10/403
October 27, 2010

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

“It is with great shock and sadness that I have learned of the sudden death of former President Néstor Kirchner.

“During his tenure as president, President Kirchner led Argentina through a period of a strong economic recovery in the aftermath of Argentina’s 2001 financial crisis. In recent years, he had remained very active in the political life of Argentina and also served the region as Secretary-General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). He will be greatly missed.

“On behalf of the IMF, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, her family, and the people of Argentina.”



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