Talks on new program with IMF are in the midst, - Cabinet of Ministers

The IMF mission headed by Ron van Rooden started its work on September 12 in Kyiv
15:17, 26 September 2019

President's press service

The negotiations of Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concerning the new cooperation program are in active stage as the Cabinet of Ministers reported.

It is noted that the IMF mission headed by Ron van Rooden, which started its work on September 12, continues meetings with the officials according to the schedule.

“The negotiations between Ukraine and the IMF are in the active stage. As for today, 14-months stand by the program is still effective. It was developed as the transition program for the promotion of the macro-economic stability of Ukraine during two elections: presidential and parliamentary,” the government explained.

Related: Zelensky discusses further energy sector reforming with IMF representatives

During its stay in Kyiv, the IMF mission familiarized with the state of affairs in Ukraine, plans of the government for the next few years and wishes on further cooperation with the Fund.

“The government's program of action, which will be presented by the Cabinet of Ministers on September 29, 2019, may become the agenda of the possible support from the IMF,” the message said.

Earlier Finance Minister of Ukraine Oksana Markarova stated that the new Cabinet intends to work to ensure that this cooperation program with the International Monetary Fund is the last and Ukraine can "live without loans."

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