WASHINGTON (Reuters) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday welcomed a commitment by Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa to stabilise the country’s economy and work to reengage with the international community.
Lagarde met with Mnangagwa on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It was their first meeting since Mnangagwa took power in November when the military ousted Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years.
“This was an opportunity to share views on ways to address the severe economic challenges that Zimbabwe is facing, and how the IMF can help,” Lagarde said on Twitter after the meeting.
The statement reads as Follows:
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Meets with President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe
January 25, 2018
Madame Lagarde welcomed President Mnangagwa’s commitment to stabilizing the Zimbabwean economy and working towards normalizing the country’s engagement with the international community. She reiterated the IMF’s commitment to continue to support Zimbabwe as it addresses its economic challenges.
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