IMF / African Department’s 60th anniversary/ Conversation with the President of Côte d'Ivoire

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584478

SHOOT DATE

10 May 2021

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, DC, United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / African Department’s 60th anniversary/ Conversation with the President of Côte d'Ivoire
SHOTLIST
RECENT - WASHINGTON DC
1. Wide shot, IMF building Exterior
2. Wide shot, IMF logo on building
10 May 2021, WASHINGTON DC

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire
“I welcome the IMF's current work to make available as during the 2009 financial crisis to the various member countries $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights allocations, including $23 billion to sub-Saharan African countries. This will allow our countries to have fiscal space to meet urgent needs for the well-being of our populations,”
5. Long shot, Alassane Ouattara speaking

6. SOUNBITE (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director
“Africa is on the move, but to stay on the move, growth has to be way above the 3.6 percent we project for 2021. We need growth at seven, eight percent or more, and we need to recognize that only together African leaders pursuing those very economic reforms, you spoke about, and the international community stepping up significantly support for public and private investments in Africa. Only then we can achieve that dream that you had for a hopeful future of the youngest of our continents, the most vibrant of all,”
7. Long shot, Abebe Selassie speaking


8. SOUNDBITE (English) Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire
“We appreciate the initiatives underway between the IMF and developed countries so that countries with comfortable external reserves lend part of their SDR allocations on concessional terms to African countries. We all need to adapt to a changing world to offer the most innovative and effective responses to new challenges. This is solidarity,”
9. Long shot, Abebe Selassie speaking
10. SOUNBITE (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director
“President Ouattara, I want to assure you that we recognize the need for country specific flexibility that allows countries to move towards recovery for their own sake, but also for the help of the world economy. And at the IMF we will be working on these two parameters, medium term fiscal consolidation so we have an anchor. But flexibility in the short term to make sure we don't cut short the green shoots of the recovery in Africa,”

RECENT- WASHINGTON DC
11. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
12. Wide shot, IMF logo on building
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