The Ukrainian president thanked Kristalina Georgieva for support of Ukraine during the difficult year of the pandemic.
"The $2.1 billion tranche we received helped us support people, SMEs, our medical sphere during several lockdowns,” Zelensky noted.
The sides discussed the progress in the fulfillment of the current stand-by IMF program, particularly, fulfillment of the main structural beacons that were outlined in the program. Particularly, the issue is about two key bills that aim for enhancing of corporate management in the banks and laws about the High Council of Justice and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.
“Ukraine's position remains unchanged - relations with the IMF are very important for us and we will continue to implement agreements with international partners,” Zelensky noted.
The sides exchanged opinions about the progress of reforms and institutional changes that take place in Ukraine, particularly, the launch of the land market, reforms in the infrastructure sphere, and the bill on de-oligarchization adopted by the parliament in the first reading.
The Ukrainian leader noted that he took under personal control the judicial reform and he assumes all efforts for its successful implementation.
Volodymyr Zelensky and Kristalina Georgieva have discussed the bill on the National Bank of Ukraine that is being developed with the participation of the international partners and it will be considered by the Verkhovna Rada after it renews work in autumn 2021, as well as the adoption of the law on the NABU in the second reading.
The tempo of restoration of the Ukrainian economy was also discussed, particularly, the national budget execution and particular rates of economic growth. The sides agreed to activate joint work of the representatives of the Ukrainian government and the IMF.
The president invited Kristalina Georgieva to visit Ukraine and discuss further steps of productive cooperation in person.
Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine can get a loan from the IMF under the stand-by program by the end of the year.