News Brief: IMF Sending Mission to Argentina

March 4, 2002

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today announced it is sending a mission to Argentina to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the country's current economic situation, and to assist the authorities in developing a sustainable program. Mr. Anoop Singh, who has been named the IMF's Director for Special Operations, will head the mission and depart on Tuesday, March 5, for Buenos Aires.

"The purpose of the visit is to make a comprehensive assessment of the progress being made by Argentina in all the main areas of its economic program," stated Thomas C. Dawson, Director of External Relations. "This will be the first time under the current Argentine government that an IMF team will look in an integrated way across all areas of the economy.

"We anticipate that the mission will return to Washington to share its assessment with Management and the Executive Board prior to continuing discussions over a Fund-supported program," Mr. Dawson added.


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