Strauss-Kahn meets with IMF chief

Updated: 2011-08-30 09:29


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WASHINGTON - The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday that its former head Dominique Strauss-Kahn paid a visit to the global lender and met with its chief and staff members.

He visited IMF headquarters Monday afternoon, and current IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde met him prior to his meeting with Fund staff, an IMF spokesman said in a short statement.

"These were private meetings, arranged at his request. We have no further comment to offer," noted the statement.

IMF spokesman David Hawley said on August 25 at an IMF press conference that Strauss-Kahn was scheduled to make a "personal visit" to the IMF as early as this week.

Strauss-Kahn resigned from the IMF in May to fight criminal charges in New York.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus has dismissed criminal sexual assault charges filed against Strauss-Kahn in New York City earlier this month.

He took over as the IMF chief in 2007 and played a key role in tackling the financial crisis and global economic recession.

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