Visit of the IMF mission to Ukraine in early September

8/13/18

The mission of the International Monetary Fund will visit Kyiv from 6 to 19 September, during which the Mission will discuss with Ukrainian side the further steps towards Fund's cooperation with Ukraine, including financial assistance from the IMF in support of policies to maintain macroeconomic stability and Ukrainian economy path to sustainable growth.

"The arrival of a new full mission of the Fund after a long pause is without a doubt an evidence of the good dialogue on many issues, including sustainable budgeting policy, ensuring the deficit is within the approved budget target, fighting corruption and many others," acting Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova said. - We are interested to discuss with the Fund all current issues as well as the continuation of our cooperation after the end of the program in March 2019 to ensure the stability and predictability of Ukraine's development for our citizens, national business and foreign investors".

The Ministry of Finance welcomes the decision on the IMF Mission to come to Ukraine and expresses its confidence in continuing constructive cooperation with the Fund in support of economic reforms undertaken by the President, the Government and the National Bank.

"The Ministry of Finance will work together with the IMF to reach positive outcome of the mission, which upon completion will not only result in NBU reserves increase, but also unlock the funding on a preferential terms with the use of the World Bank's Policy based guarantee in the amount of 800 million USD and also 1 billion Euro of EU macro-financial assistance, both of which finance the state budget", - said Oksana Markarova.

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