Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that I was pleased to meet Prime Minister Hamdok of Sudan today in Washington. We discussed recent economic developments in Sudan and the region.

“Sudan faces significant challenges, compounded by past sanctions and the legacy of conflict. We discussed the authorities’ economic reforms to restore macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth. We also highlighted the need for a significant increase in social transfers to the most vulnerable groups.

“IMF staff is engaged with the authorities on how the Fund can further assist with their reform efforts and to help ensure that Sudan receives adequate external assistance. Donor support is crucial to help the country’s gradual recovery.”