Statement by IMF's Rodrigo de Rato after G8 summit

Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued a statement on Friday 8 Julyat the conclusion of the Group of Eight (G8) Summit at Gleneagles, Scotland.

"I welcome the wide-ranging agreements on climate change, energy and sustainable development reached at the Gleneagles Summit. The IMF is committed to playing its part in their implementation.

"The agreements to increase total official development assistance by US$50 billion and aid to Africa by US$25 billio