President Poroshenko held phone conversation with Christine Lagarde

President Poroshenko held phone conversation with Christine Lagarde

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, the president’s press service reported on Monday evening.

“The Head of State expressed gratitude to the IMF Managing Director for her personal contribution to the positive decision as regards the allocation of another IMF tranche to Ukraine in the amount of 1 billion U.S. dollars. Petro Poroshenko and Christine Lagarde discussed the implementation of structural reforms, particularly the judicial one, the intensification of struggle against corruption and the fulfillment of the tax reform,” reads a report posted on the president’s official website.

The IMF Managing Director particularly noted high professionalism of Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeria Gontareva and her contribution to the fruitful cooperation with international financial organizations.

In addition, Christine Lagarde praised the launch of the open electronic register of VAT refund in Ukraine.

As earlier reported, the IMF Board on April 3 approved the allocation of $1 billion aid tranche for Ukraine.


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