Statement by IMF Managing Director Lagarde on Meeting with the Federal Chancellor of Austria

February 17, 2018

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), met today with Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of Austria, in Munich, Germany. Following the meeting, Ms. Lagarde made the following statement:

"I congratulated Mr. Kurz on his recent appointment as Chancellor. We also discussed recent economic developments and the policy agenda of the new government.

"I noted that the Austrian economy remains prosperous and stable. Growth has been accelerating further and unemployment declining. This good momentum could be used to implement reforms and increase productivity to ensure long-term sustainable growth."

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