IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Meets with Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa

January 24, 2018

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today in Davos, Switzerland:

“I was very pleased to meet today with Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa and, also, to have the opportunity to congratulate Minister of Finance Mario Centeno on his election as president of the Eurogroup. Portugal is a great example of a country that is committed to transforming its economy, and is now reaping the benefits in the form of renewed growth, falling unemployment, sustained market access, and being able to repay most of its IMF loan ahead of schedule. I encouraged them to continue on this positive path for Portugal.”

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