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Ukrainian PM, IMF Chief Discuss New Cooperation Programme


Kiev, – Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva have discussed a new cooperation Programme between Kiev and the IMF, local media reports.At the talks in Berlin, Germany, Shmyhal voiced his hope that the new IMF Programme for Ukraine would start in 2023.“We are making every effort to pass all the interim stages and transfer to the new Programme of cooperation with the Fund as soon as possible,” he said.Shmyhal and Georgieva exchanged views on the results of the IMF Ukraine mission that worked in Vienna, Austria, on Oct. 17, 2020 which saw talks between Ukrainian authorities and the IMF staff team.The parties also touched upon the prospects for establishing an international donor platform, which implies a mechanism of coordination of aid to Ukraine.So far this year, Ukraine has received 2.7 billion dollars in emergency disbursements from the IMF under the Rapid Financing Instrument, according to the report.  (Xinhua/NAN)

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