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Chairman of the Parliament Met With IMF Officials / 17.01.2014

Moldovan speaker, IMF representatives broach economic issues

Chisinau, 17 January/MOLDPRES/- Parliament Speaker Igor Corman today met Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fundís (IMF) European Department Aasim Husain and IMF Mission Chief for Moldova Max Alier, the parliamentís communication and public relations department has reported.

The officials discussed subjects on the economic evolutions in Moldova, course of modernisation reforms, prospects of signing of a new assistance programme.

Corman stressed that the cooperation relation with the IMF was very important for Moldova, as the country was further interested in developing the collaboration with this international institution, including in the context of cooperation with the European Union.

Max Alier said the IMF welcomed the evolution of the Moldovan macroeconomic indicators. Alier also welcomed the Moldovan authoritiesí actions to promote appropriate economic policies, which contributed to economic growth in 2013.

IMF representatives referred to the organisationís willingness to further provide assistance to Moldova, within a new programme focused on three main objectives: ensuring the budgetary and fiscal sustainability, maintaining a prudent monetary policy and consolidating the financial and banking sector. Aasim Husain said the new programme might be signed for a 15-month period.

Moldova became member of the International Monetary Fund on 12 August 1992. The IMFís last programme in Moldova was completed in late last April. Moldova benefited from assistance of about 577.15 million dollars within this programme.