IMF / Middle East and Central Asia Press Briefing

ID

570813

SHOOT DATE

19 Oct 2020

SHOOT LOCATION

Washington, D.C., United States

PRODUCTION COMPANY

IMF

DESCRIPTION
IMF / Middle East and Central Asia Press Briefing
SHOTLIST
Washington, D.C.
1. Tilt down shot, IMF building exterior with annual meetings signage
2. Wide shot, Annual meetings signage on IMF building
3. Wide shot, Jihad Azour and Wafa Amr in IMF studio
19 OCTOBER 2020, Washington, D.C.
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
“I would like to note that the IMF’s commitment to the region is never stronger than in times of great challenge. So far this year, the Fund has provided nearly $17 billion in financing to 14 countries in the region, increasing IMF’s credit outstanding by nearly 50 percent relative to 2019. We will continue working with authorities to provide policy advice, technical assistance, and financial support when needed,”
4. Wide shot, Jihad Azour speaking
5. Medium shot, Wafa Amr speaking
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
“Egypt has in the last three years introduced a number of reforms that helped Egypt gradually reduce its final fiscal imbalances, improve the broad economic situation where in 2019, Egypt was able to reach levels of growth of five and a half percent. And at the same time strengthen the monetary stability with high level of reserves at the central bank. Of course, this crisis had a severe impact on Egyptian economy. It affected several sectors, including tourism, trade and export industries. The government has reacted swiftly by introducing certain number of measures to protect lives through social and medical measures,”
7. Wide shot, Wafa Amr speaking
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
“The first step is for the Lebanese government to present a comprehensive and credible reform program that helps address the economic, financial and social challenges that Lebanon is facing due to the multiple shocks that Lebanon went through. And the last one was the explosion in last August. This program has to be credible and implemented with the support of all the parties,”
9. Medium shot, Wafa Amr speaking
10. Wide shot, Jihad Azour speaking
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
“The support that the fund has provided to Kyrgyz allowed also authorities to get access to other type of international assistance from multilateral institutions. And the fund stands ready to help the Kyrgyz economy and the Kyrgyz people address one of the most challenging crises that the economy is going through,”
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12. Pan right shot, IMF logo on building
13. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
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