IMF Argentina / Lebanon / US China Trade




07 Nov 2019


Washington, DC, United States

IMF Argentina / Lebanon / US China Trade
Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
Washington, DC - 7 November 2019
2. Walk-up news conference
3. Reporters cutaway
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“We have to wait until there is the actual agreement between the US and China before we make an assessment. But look, as we've said here many times before, we welcome any step to de-escalate the trade tensions and to roll back recent trade measures which you just mentioned, and particularly if they can provide a path towards a comprehensive and lasting agreement.”
5. Cutaway Reporter
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“Given the uncertainty about the content and durability of a possible, possible agreement for now. Again, without making a firm assessment, we see it as holding potential to improve our baseline forecast.”
7. Reporter cutaway
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, congratulated President elect Fernandez on his election and reiterated the Fund's readiness to engage with Mr. Fernandez and his administration to help Argentina address the important challenges facing the economy there and to pave the way for inclusive and sustainable growth.”
9. Midshot briefing cutaway
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The second thing is that we stand ready to engage with President-elect Fernandez and his team at their convenience during the transition period.”
11. Cutaway Reporter
12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“We've continued to have some technical discussion with our counterparts in Lebanon, mainly to get a better understanding of the of the situation again, given the developments there. We have not yet had a discussion on policies and just the authorities have not asked, and we are not engaged in any discussion of a program.”
Washington, DC – Recent
13. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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