Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz

January 23, 2015

Press Release No. 15/13
January 23, 2015

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today made following statement on the death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz:

“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of King Abdullah.

“He was a global statesman who was admired not only in Saudi Arabia, but around the world. He strongly believed in global cooperation and worked hard toward this goal. At home, he implemented many important and difficult changes that have strengthened the economy of Saudi Arabia. He leaves a considerable legacy.

“On behalf of the International Monetary Fund, I extend our condolences to his family and the people of Saudi Arabia.”


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