Lagarde says Egypt supports her bid to be IMF head

June 12, 2011 15:34

CAIRO - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said on Sunday she had received "very affirmative" support from the Egyptian government for her bid to become the next head of the International Monetary Fund.

Lagarde was speaking in Cairo after meeting Egypt's finance and foreign ministers, as well as the governor of the Egyptian central bank. Lagarde has been on a world tour to drum up support among emerging market economies.

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