ZURICH - The head of the International Monetary Fund said it was clear that euro zone member states understood the importance of generating growth, adding that she believed the euro zone would remain in a solid state down the road.

"It's clear that partners of the euro zone have in mind the imperatives of growth," IMF chief Christine Lagarde said, at a speech at a university in Zurich on Monday.

In response to a question about the future of the euro zone, Lagarde said: "There will be bumps on the road. But it will be there and it will be solid."

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