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Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Meeting with Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández

June 6, 2018

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today after meeting with Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernández:

“It was a pleasure to meet President Hernández today. We discussed the latest global and regional economic developments. We also talked about Honduras’ economy, what has been achieved, and the challenges facing it. President Hernández and I agreed that it is important to capitalize on the country’s achievements by strengthening the institutional framework to maintain macroeconomic stability, enhance the transparency and efficiency of public spending, and generate appropriate conditions to reduce poverty. We also agreed it is key to create employment opportunities, persevere in the fight against corruption and achieve higher and more inclusive growth. We at the IMF stand ready to support Honduras and its people to build a more prosperous future.”


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