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Lagarde condemns violence at IMF’s Paris office

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 11:49 AM

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has condemned those responsible for an explosion at the Fund’s Paris office which caused injuries to one of its staff.

In a statement today in Frankfurt, Germany Lagarde said:

“I have been informed about the explosion in the IMF's Paris office, which caused injuries to one of our staff.

“I have been in touch with the office and my compassion goes to the colleagues there. I condemn this cowardly act of violence and reaffirm the IMF's resolve to continue our work in line with our mandate,” she said.

“We are working closely with the French authorities to investigate this incident and ensure the safety of our staff,” Lagarde added.