CSF BiWeekly Press Briefing




23 May 2019


Washington, DC, United States



Edited Package
Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 23 May, 2019
2. Walk-up news conference
3. Reporters cutaway
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“We believe that the Barbados is economic reform and transformation plan was actually designed in close consultation with the social partners. That includes the unions who have actually formed a monitoring committee to oversee implementation to ensure that the burden of adjustment the burden of reform is spread widely with the domestic financial sector making a major contribution, with the domestic debt restructuring that was completed late last year. In addition, the program in Barbados does have a floor on social spending and the December and March targets for social spending, I can tell you were met with with a margin actually with fairly ample margin all of which goes to say underlines the importance that the barbarian authorities attach to maintaining adequate social spending in the context of the program. And I can say the IMF fully supports these fully supports these measures.”
5. Cutaway Reporter
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“I just like to sort of state the fact of the matter that discussions with the Republic of Congo in respect of possible fund support for Congo have been exclusively between fund staff and the authorities. No one else. It's an important point.”

Washington, DC – Recent
7. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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