IMF Trade / Argentina / ECB / Ukraine




12 Dec 2019


Washington, DC, United States



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

Washington, DC --- 12 December 2019
2. Walk-up news conference
3. Reporters cutaway
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“We of course are encouraging of progress. We are hopeful that there will be progress. We have been urging resolution and we would welcome any steps to deescalate the trade tensions and roll back recent trade measures and particularly if they can provide a comprehensive and lasting agreement. Kristalina Georgieva has been using the phrase we need to move from trade truce to trade peace to something that's -- something that’s not just interim but to move to something that's lasting.”
5. Cutaway Reporter
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“There has been a dialogue with the Argentine authorities and, you know, what I'd say, it's been very focused on the future, a better future for Argentina, a better future for the Argentine people. We share that objective. The Argentine authorities have talked about the dialogue being constructive -- is the word that has been used -- and we again agree on that point and again, we stand ready for further exchanges.”
7. Reporter cutaway
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“The IMF staff firmly supports maintaining strong monetary accommodation until the EBC's medium term inflation objective is met. So, I think characterizes as firmly supportive of the ECB decision today.”
9. Midshot briefing cutaway
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gerry Rice, IMF Spokesman:
“An important step, the staff level agreement, on a new program. The goals of that program are clear, to maintain macroeconomic stability, lift the economy to a higher level of more sustainable, more inclusive growth. Its effectiveness of course will be dependent on the implementation of the set of prior actions.”
11. Cutaway Reporter

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