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IMF head Christine Lagarde to visit Ukraine September 6
12:42, 4 September 2015
IMF head Christine Lagarde to visit Ukraine September 6

IMF staff mission to come in order to monitor Ukraine's structural agenda and anticorruption framework

12:42, 4 September 2015

Christine Lagarde
Reuters

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde is scheduled to come to Kyiv, stated  Deputy Spokesman of the IMF Communications Department William Murray.

"Following Ankara, Managing Director Lagarde will travel to Ukraine. She’ll be in Kyiv on Sunday, September 6. She’ll have a series of meetings with country officials, parliamentarians, women leaders," according to the spokesperson. 

After Lagarde's visit, IMF staff mission will be going to Kyiv, and their scheduled arrival is on September, 22. "The focus of this mission will be on the implementation of the program so far, the policies needed to achieve the objectives of the program going forward. Some of the topics of that mission will be the execution of the 2015 General Government Budget, tax and expenditure policy for next year, for 2016, and implementation of the authority's structural agenda and anticorruption framework," said William Murray.

As was reported before, Christine Lagarde welcomed agreement on the terms of the debt exchange offer between the Ukrainian government and the ad hoc Creditors’ Committee of holders of Ukraine’s sovereign and sovereign guaranteed debt. The sides negotiated about 20% writedown on $18bn of country's foreign debts.

Related: Good news: Ukraine will not default

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