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Statement by the IMF Managing Director on the Meeting with the President of Ukraine

January 24, 2018

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), met today with Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, in Davos, Switzerland. Following the meeting, Ms. Lagarde made the following statement:


“I had a good and constructive meeting with President Poroshenko and his team, during which we discussed recent economic developments and prospects for Ukraine, as well as the implementation of measures that will pave the way for the completion of the pending review under the IMF-supported program.


“I reiterated that the IMF stands ready to continue to support Ukraine, along with other international partners, in its reform efforts. I also highlighted that Ukraine should take advantage of the current favorable external environment to accelerate reforms and transition to stronger growth, which is needed to improve people’s living standards in a sustainable manner.


“I also welcomed that a nomination has been made for the appointment of a fully independent and permanent Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine.”

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