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PRESS RELEASE

Statement from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the UK Referendum

June 24, 2016


WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016— World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim issued the following statement today on the UK Referendum:

"Following the British people’s decision to leave the European Union, we are closely following developments around the world and stand ready to support our member countries. We will continue to work closely with the UK government and the European Union on our common goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to help the most vulnerable people in the world."

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PRESS RELEASE NO:
2016/415/EXC

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