Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Myanmar

Press Release No. 08/103
May 7, 2008

Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:

"On behalf of the IMF, I offer my deepest condolences to the people of Myanmar, especially affected families, for the terrible loss of life and extensive damage experienced as a result of the cyclone at the end of last week.

"As the country begins the difficult task of dealing with the aftermath of this tragic event, we in the IMF are ready to work together with other regional and international institutions in our areas of expertise to ensure a speedy and coordinated response."



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