March 4, 2022
IMF Resident Representative in the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Ruben Atoyan, mission chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for
Moldova, will visit Chisinau during March 9-16, 2022. He will lead in-person and
remote discussions between the authorities and IMF Headquarters in Washington
The purpose of the staff visit is to assess implications from the Russia-Ukraine
conflict and support Moldovan authorities in their crisis response and
contingency planning efforts.
Moldova’s 40-month IMF program, approved on December 21, 2022, is supported by a
loan of about US$558.3 million (SDR 400.0 million), of which US$79.8 million
(SDR 57.2 million) have been already disbursed. Financing under the ECF carries
a zero-interest rate with a grace period of 5˝ years, and a final maturity of 10
years, and financing under EFF carries an annual interest rate equal to the SDR
basic rate of charge (currently 1.2 percent) and is repayable over 10 years with a 4˝
-year grace period.