Statement by IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton on Meeting with President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire

November 6, 2017

Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, met with President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire today in Washington.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the First Deputy Managing Director made the following statement:

“I was very pleased to welcome President Ouattara to the IMF today. We had an excellent and productive meeting. I congratulated President Ouattara on the remarkable progress achieved by Côte d’Ivoire in the last six years in implementing its economic program, supported by Fund financial arrangements and technical assistance. Most recently, the authorities and the IMF team working on Côte d’Ivoire reached staff-level agreement on the second review under the EFF-ECF arrangements, with the Board consideration expected in December.”

During the visit, President Ouattara addressed the IMF Executive Board. He outlined his vision for Côte d’Ivoire to become an emerging market economy in the coming years and thanked the IMF for its support.

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