IMF Coronavirus / Argentina / Nigeria




23 Jul 2020


Washington, DC, United States



IMF Coronavirus / Argentina / Nigeria
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1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 13 July 2020
2. Walk-up IMF Spokesman Gerry Rice
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“Supportive fiscal and monetary policies will need to continue as needed until we can secure a safe and a durable exit from the crisis. And as Kristalina Georgieva emphasized, and this was one of her main messages: premature withdrawal of fiscal support could derail the recovery and incur larger costs. So, again, it's important that the supportive actions, fiscal and monetary, continue as needed at this stage in the crisis.”
4. Profile shot in studio
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“It's always the case, actually, that this is a bilateral matter for the country concerned and for its creditors. And that's true also in the case of Argentina. We hope all parties involved will continue to work constructively and in a timely fashion, with the goal of reaching an agreement that would put public debt on a sustainable path and set the basis for inclusive and durable growth going forward.”
6. Profile shot in studio
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“In the case of Nigeria to enhance transparency and governance, the Nigerian authorities have committed to several accountability measures, specifically: conducting an independent audit of crisis mitigation spending and related procurement processes; publishing procurement plans and notices for all emergency response activities; including the names of awarded companies and beneficial owners; and creating special budget lines to record all crisis emergency response measures, which are published daily on Nigeria's Treasury online portal.”

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8. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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