IMF Argentina/ Mozambique/ US




03 Dec 2020


Washington, DC, United States



IMF Argentina/ Mozambique/ US
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1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
Washington, DC --- 3 December 2020
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:

“In terms of the status of the discussions, then, as I said, they are ongoing. I have characterized it here before and would do so again. I'll characterize our engagement as very fluid and constructive and as part of these ongoing discussions, a small team from the Argentine Economy Ministry is indeed coming to Washington, as you mentioned, for meetings in the coming days,”

3. Cutaway Reporter
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The three hundred and nine million dollars assistance that we approved in April, again, include these types of measures on reporting and audit of the COVID-19 response spending, again, publishing procurement, monthly updates, et cetera. More broadly, the fund has long supported, you know, this speaks to before the crisis, the pandemic, we've long supported the Mozambican authorities’ efforts to address transparency, governance and corruption issues, including through capacity development support in this area. And we support the government's reform priorities identified in their diagnostic report on transparency, governance, and corruption that was published in the summer of 2019 and prepared with IMF support,”

5. Cutaway Reporter
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The Managing Director has sent a letter to the Treasury secretary nominee to Janet Yellen. And of course, she also made a public statement the other day to the effect that, well, I may as well just quote it, she, Kristalina Georgieva, said on Janet Yellen, quote, “It will be great to have a strong, tried and tested, exceptionally talented woman at Treasury”. So, she's on the record with that. And in terms of expected changes from the new US administration, I think its early days to talk about those issues,”

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7. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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