IMF / Ukraine – Lebanon – Tunisia




17 Mar 2022


WASHINGTON DC, United States



IMF / Ukraine – Lebanon – Tunisia
1. Wide shot, IMF building Exterior
2. Wide shot, IMF logo on building
3. Wide shot, IMF staff in studio
17 March 2022, WASHINGTON DC
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Head of Communications Department, IMF
“Donors have expressed interest for the Fund to establish and administer a vehicle, a financing vehicle, through which they can channel their resources to support Ukraine. So, we are currently exploring the creation of again what we call this IMF administered account that would allow interested donors to pool and to channel resources, loans, and or grants to assist Ukraine in meeting the extraordinary balance of payments and budget needs arising from the war while supporting macroeconomic stability”
5. Two window, Gerry Rice speaking
6. Wide shot, Journalist speaking
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Head of Communications Department, IMF
“Our discussions with the Lebanese authorities are continuing and included a recent staff visit. I can tell you that we expect another staff mission to Lebanon before the end of this month. We remain closely engaged, of course. We are trying to work with the Lebanese authorities to formulate a reform program that can address the severe economic financial challenges Lebanon is facing. I, I would say the discussions are progressing well, but extensive work is needed in the period ahead. Lebanon's challenges are deep and complex. They will require time and commitment,”
8. Two window, journalist speaking
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Head of Communications Department, IMF
“On Tunisia. As you probably know, we have received from the Tunisian authorities a request for an IMF supported program. The IMF has always been and will continue to be a strong partner for Tunisia. So, over the past several months, we've been in close consultation with the Tunisian authorities. We've had technical discussions on their policy intentions and their economic reform program to consider launching a new financing support program from the IMF. What I can tell you Delphine, a small staff team from the IMF plans to visit Tunisia for further discussions with the authorities later this month. OK. Later on in March, to build on what I would characterize as the good progress that has been made in understanding their reform policies,”
10. Wide shot, IMF logo on building
11. Wide shot, IMF building exterior
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