The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, Christine Lagarde, said on Wednesday that the world has not learned the lessons of the economic crisis of 2008 and attributed the slow economic growth to that reason.

The representative of the IMF told Le Figaro newspaper that the fragility of the global economy, which is expected to grow 3.2 percent this year, is due to the scars left by this crisis, which have not healed in a number of countries.

Lagarde added that the IMF will give remarks in mid-May on the consequences of a possible departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union which, she said, would be unprecedented.

She also stressed that the exit of Greece from the EU is not anticipated.