President Zelensky, IMF Managing Director Georgieva discuss Ukraine's cooperation with IMF

President Zelensky, IMF Managing Director Georgieva discuss Ukraine's cooperation with IMF

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva regarding Ukraine's cooperation with the IMF, the president’s press service has reported.

"The parties discussed the financial and economic situation in Ukraine given the spread of coronavirus. Volodymyr Zelensky informed Kristalina Georgieva about the state of affairs in Ukraine and the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19," the report says.

The interlocutors discussed the expansion of the program of cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF to support further reforms in our country and overcome the challenges facing the Ukrainian economy due to the spread of coronavirus, as well as the steps to implement this program.

“We discussed an increase in the amount of support from the Fund to Ukraine in times of major economic challenges caused by the global pandemic. Ukraine is aware that today it is necessary to act proactively and quickly in order to minimize the negative impact of the pandemic and restrictions associated with it on the economy and welfare of citizens,” Zelensky emphasized.

“I had a very constructive conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky today, and expressed our support for Ukraine as the country confronts the tremendous challenges caused by COVID-19,” Georgieva wrote on Twitter.

The parties also agreed to coordinate joint actions to expand the support programs for Ukraine with international partners.


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