IMF Press Briefing Argentina/ Sudan




25 Feb 2021


Washington, DC, United States



IMF Press Briefing Argentina/ Sudan
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2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:

“On the status, discussions continue. The objective remains, as we've discussed here before, I think the objective we share with the Argentine authorities is to build a program to address the challenges clearly that Argentina is facing the economic challenges, the challenges of the pandemic to foster stability, growth, protect the most vulnerable is an important dimension and set the basis, the path forward for more inclusive private sector led growth that can be durable over time. As I said, those discussions continue to be very active, constructive as the Argentine authorities work to lay out their economic plan that could be supported by a fund program and build the broad support for the policies that would underpin such a program.”

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4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:

““We don't have a precise date yet for the next formal IMF staff mission at this stage, but Minister Guzmán and his team have indicated that they would be traveling to Washington in mid-March.”

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

““Sudan took a critical step toward what we hope will be debt relief. When it concluded review talks with the IMF on what we call a staff monitored program and, you know, the managing director actually commented on that and applauded Sudan for taking strong policy actions, especially unifying its exchange rate.”

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8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The unification increases the value of the support provided to the Sudanese people by exchanging donor funds at the market rate and prior to unification, as you may know, a very large share of these foreign currency transactions were being carried out at the parallel rate. So, while the unification reform could lead to a temporary uptick in inflation. The World Bank and donor supported Sudan Family Support Program, which I mentioned we believe will help to mitigate the impact of this adjustment and facilitate the implementation of the reform.”

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