Tuesday, July 3, 2012

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

July 2, 2012
Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:
“It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to Jim Yong Kim on his first day as President of the World Bank Group. Given our common membership and global mandates, the Fund and the Bank have a special responsibility to work together, and Jim and I have already agreed that we will be collaborating closely. It is with our shared objectives in mind that I congratulate my new colleague in his important position. I look forward to working with him in the years ahead.”

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