Statement by Christine Lagarde on her Second Term as IMF Managing Director

Press Release No.16/64
February 19, 2016

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

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second term of five years, and I greatly appreciate the continued trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board and our 188 member countries.

“Over the past five years, the IMF has adapted and strengthened its capacity to respond to its members’ needs and is well-prepared to help them meet the challenges of the future. The global economy is undergoing a number of important transitions and we are focused on helping our membership navigate these successfully—with our excellent staff delivering policy advice, capacity building and, where needed, financial support. The Fund remains committed to its fundamental goal of helping to ensure global economic and financial stability through international cooperation.

“I look forward to serving our membership and carrying out our critical mission in the period ahead.”


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