Ukraine ready to continue cooperation with IMF in 2018 - Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine is ready to continue cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an indicator of confidence in carrying out internal reforms.
"We had a constructive and open meeting with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde where we have discussed all outstanding issues of IMF-Ukraine cooperation," Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday, January 24, after talks with Lagarde in Davos.
"Ukraine confirms its readiness to continue fruitful cooperation with the International Monetary Fund as an important factor in strengthening macroeconomic stability and an indicator of confidence in proper implementation of internal reforms," Poroshenko added.
Later, the presidential press service reported that the head of state thanked Ukraine's partners from the IMF "for a very strong message of support for Ukraine."
"It is very important for us to continue cooperation with IMF now, in 2018, as it is not only trust of international financial organizations related to macro-financial assistance from the EU, cooperation with the World Bank, but also trust of investors," he said.
Poroshenko also thanked Lagarde for very effective cooperation over the past year.
"I am very pleased with the last six months, when we introduced many reforms. Today, we agreed to continue effective cooperation in various spheres and fulfill everything we agreed on today and in the past. I am grateful for very strong and effective cooperation," the president said.