IMF Lagarde Library of Congress




04 Dec 2018


Washington, DC, United States



Edited Package
1. B-ROLL: Exterior Library of Congress
2. Walk-up to podium
3. Audience cutaway
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director:
“This country challenged the international economic order when it needed challenging. It forged compromise when compromise was necessary. Why? Why did it do all that, benevolence? It did so Because a stronger and more stable world paid dividends for the United States. “
5. Cutaway audience
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director:
“More than ever before, as was seen in 2008, what happens in one nation can impact all nations. Think about it: From weapons of mass destruction, to cyber-security, to the interconnected financial system, many of our current challenges do not recognize borders. So, when support for international cooperation falters, we must remember the lesson the United States and her allies taught the world over the last 75 years: It’s a big lesson - Solidarity is self-interest. “
7. Midshot speech cutaway
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director:
“I have been saying for some time now that we need to “fix the system.” More recently I have been urging countries to “de-escalate” trade tensions. It was encouraging to see some progress on this front at the G20 over the weekend in Buenos Aires. And we must continue the de-escalation, while at the same time improving the trading system for the future.”
1. Cutaway audience
2. B-ROLL: Wide shots of Library of Congress hall
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