IMF Statement on Cyprus at the Eurogroup Meeting

Press Release No. 13/80
March 16, 2013

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today following the Eurogroup meeting:

“I welcome the agreement reached today to address Cyprus’ economic challenges. The IMF has always said that we would support a solution that is sustainable, that is fully financed, and that appropriately allocates the burden sharing. I believe that the agreed package meets these three objectives. On this basis, I intend to make a recommendation to our Executive Board for the IMF to contribute to the financing of the package.”



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