IMF Global Economy/ China/ Argentina/ Lebanon




24 Sep 2020


Washington, DC, United States



IMF Global Economy/ China/ Argentina/ Lebanon
Washington, DC – Recent
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF

Washington, DC --- 24 September 2020
2. Walk-up news conference
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“I would emphasize we are not out of the woods and that the outlook remains very challenging, especially for many emerging markets and the developing countries.”
4. Cutaway profile
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:

“We appreciate China's support and China's participation in the debt initiative that we just discussed and to suspend a debt service for the low income countries. And going forward, we would expect that China will continue to play a leadership role in international efforts and perhaps especially in helping the low income countries so they can navigate this this crisis, the biggest crisis that has faced the world probably since World War Two. And we need all hands on deck.”

6. Cutaway Reporter
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:

“Gerry Rice: “Clearly, there are areas where multilateralism can do better. We need to be alive to that, among other things. I think we can do a better job explaining and making clear just how much the world has to lose if we do not support international cooperation and allow it to decline.”

8. Cutaway Reporter
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“Our ultimate objective, our shared objective with the authorities is to help with their objective; to strengthen macroeconomic stability, stability and growth, create jobs for the Argentine people and reduce poverty and overcome this difficult social economic crisis, which, of course, has been compounded by the pandemic.”
10. Cutaway Reporter
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The IMF stands ready to engage with the new government in Lebanon after its formation is completed. And as Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director, has said, we stand ready to redouble our efforts to help Lebanon and the Lebanon Lebanese people to overcome the social and economic crisis that Lebanon is facing in the meantime.
12. Cutaway Wide shot

Washington, DC – Recent
13. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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