Statement by the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

February 10, 2019

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), met today with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan in Dubai, in the context of the World Government Summit hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Following the meeting, Ms. Lagarde made the following statement:

“I had a good and constructive meeting with Prime Minister Khan, during which we discussed recent economic developments and prospects for Pakistan in the context of ongoing discussions toward an IMF-supported program.

“I reiterated that the IMF stands ready to support Pakistan. I also highlighted that decisive policies and a strong package of economic reforms would enable Pakistan to restore the resilience of its economy and lay the foundations for stronger and more inclusive growth. As emphasized in the new government’s policy agenda, protecting the poor and strengthening governance are key priorities to improve people’s living standards in a sustainable manner.”

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