IMF Haiti / Pakistan




13 Jun 2019


Washington, United States



IMF Haiti / Pakistan
1. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
Washington, DC --- 13 June 2019
2. Walk-up news conference
3. Reporters cutaway
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“In terms of our discussions, I can say that we are talking about broadly how to restore stronger, more balanced growth by reducing domestic and external imbalances, improving the business environment, strengthening institutions, increasing transparency and importantly protecting social spending. So that last part does indeed speak to the broad point. Social spending is - and protecting social spending is in fact an important part of the discussion that we are having on a program with Pakistan.”
5. Cutaway Reporter
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“What I can also say is of course, we hope that the dialogue can go forward there and, you know, eliminate the violence that’s taking place and that we can have some consensus around a reform agenda. On the program and discussions surrounding the program given the changes in Haiti's' economic situation a reassessment of the economic framework and of the measures needed to stabilize and support the economy is going to be needed before we would be in the position to propose a program to our executive board.”
7. Midshot briefing cutaway
8. Cutaway Reporter
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“We look forward to engaging with Haiti's new government as soon as feasible to find the best way forward and to protect the most vulnerable groups, improve governance and secure macroeconomic stability. So that’s where we are on Haiti.”
10. Cutaway Reporter

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11. B-ROLL: Exterior IMF
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