IMF chief talks with French president over G20

09:28, November 18, 2010      

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) talked over G20 programs Wednesday in Paris with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, expressing his "good hope" for future global economy.

The two had an over one hour meeting at the Elysee Palace.

"I have good hope because of the program," which France designs, Strauss-Kahn told the press. it's "an ambitious program," he said.

He said they exchanged ideas over G20, many issues directly concerning the IMF and international monetary system. "It promises a G20 over the year of 2011 that can bring a lot to the stability of global economy," Strauss-Kahn added.

The IMF director said his organization would work closely with French head of state during the country's term as G20 president.

In his first live television interview after government reshuffle on Tuesday night, Sarkozy underlined his top target during G20 presidency was to reform global monetary system, along with funding Africa development and stabilizing prices of raw materials.

Source: Xinhua


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