Speech by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

FATF Plenary
Valencia, 22 June 2017

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde addressed the FATF Plenary in Valencia on 22 June 2017.

In her speech she emphasized that both IMF and FATF are deeply committed to supporting countries in building defenses against money laundering and the financing of terrorism through the AML/CFT standards and that both organisations know that these global challenges cannot be resolved by countries working alone.

Ms. Lagarde stressed that this partnership is more important than ever, and highlighted three priorities to build on the progress made so far:

  • Fighting corruption and tax evasion;
  • Combating the financing of terrorism; and
  • Maintaining correspondent banking relationships.  

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