Christine Lagarde, Director General of the IMF
Statement by Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
Paris, June 28, 2011
I note with great satisfaction the appointment of Christine Lagarde as Director General of the International Monetary Fund.
This decision constitutes the recognition of an extraordinary woman, a true professional who is internationally recognized, and a committed and universally respected French Minister for the Economy and Finance.
In this new world that is emerging before us, the task and new responsibilities awaiting her are enormous. No one can doubt that Christine Lagarde will be able to meet the challenge now facing the entire international community in the financial and monetary fields.
As head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde will always have the support of France, which is delighted by and proud of her success. I would like, in the spirit of friendship, to express to her my most heartfelt congratulations and my full support.