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Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the Explosion at the Shared IMF-World Bank Group Office in Paris

March 16, 2017


PARIS, March 16, 2017—The following is a statement from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim regarding the explosion at the shared IMF-World Bank Group office in Paris:

“On behalf of the entire World Bank Group, I would like to express my deep shock at the act of violence perpetrated at the shared IMF-World Bank Group office in Paris. Our thoughts are with the IMF staff affected by this incident. I share Managing Director Lagarde's view that the safety of our staff is paramount. We condemn this act of violence and are determined to continue our important work to help the people we serve.”

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