• 17:45
  • Tuesday ,21 March 2017
العربية

IMF's Lagarde condemns Paris letter bomb as 'cowardly act'

By-Ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:03

Friday ,17 March 2017

IMF's Lagarde condemns Paris letter bomb as 'cowardly act'

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday condemned the letter bomb of the fund office in Paris as a "cowardly act."

"I condemn this cowardly act of violence and reaffirm the IMF's resolve to continue our work in line with our mandate," Lagarde said in a statement from Frankfurt, where she is attending a conference ahead of the Group of 20 finance ministers meeting in Baden-Baden.
 
One IMF staff member was injured in the explosion.
 
Lagarde said the fund is "working closely with the French authorities to investigate this incident and ensure the safety of our staff."