IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Meets with King Abdullah II of JordanPress Release No. 14/57
February 13, 2014
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), met with King Abdullah II in Washington D.C. today. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss recent global, regional, and domestic economic developments, including the toll taken by the Syrian conflict, and its impact on the Jordanian economy.
The Managing Director noted the good progress made by the authorities in moving forward on the economic reform program under the Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF, and reiterated the IMF’s commitment to continue supporting Jordan’s efforts to put in place home-grown policies that promote macroeconomic stability, inclusive growth, and higher employment. King Abdullah II and the Managing Director also discussed the high-level conference on “Building the Future: Jobs, Growth, and Fairness in the Arab World”, which the government of Jordan, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and the IMF, will host in Amman on May 11–12, 2014.