During a brief question-and-answer period, Lagarde was asked whether some of the more debt-burdened countries would be better off leaving the group.
"As to the size of the eurozone and whether Greece, Portugal and whoever else should or should not be in, you know, it's a very deeply rooted sentiment that the Europeans, particularly from that area, have that what they have built over the last 50 years or so, right after the second world war, is something that they are very, very attached to.
"And from discussions I've had with many leaders, including from the lead countries in the eurozone, I don't think that there is any political intention, disclosed or hidden, to actually break up that zone," she said.
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