From Iceland — Finance Minister Meets with IMF

Finance Minister Meets with IMF

Published October 6, 2009

Finance Minister Steingrímur J. Sigfússon today met with Dominique Strauss Kahn, chairman of the International Monetary Fund, to discuss the economic plan of the fund with regards to Iceland, Vísir reports. Sigfússon told reporters that he had put the pressure on the IMF to review its economic plan towards Iceland, delayed because of the Icesave negotiations.
Sigfússon is currently in Turkey for the IMF’s annual meeting. There, he also met with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling and Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos. No word yet on the outcome of those meetings.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Sigfússon told reporters that there is still no confirmation when the IMF will conduct its review of Iceland, but that the meeting was productive. He emphasized, however, that the IMF and Iceland will not be in any partnership “a day longer than necessary.”

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