Press release - 1.02.2011
On February 1, 2011,
Prime Minister Vlad Filat had a meeting with
of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission
on a visit to Moldova
The mission is headed by Nikolay Gueorguiev.
The sides focused on the latest economic developments and actions to be taken in 2011.
Vlad Filat welcomed the IMF mission visiting Moldova, and said that the situation is much better now than in late 2009 when the first meeting with the mission members took place.
"The actions that the Government of Moldova will take in 2011 continue the previously launched ones and are in line with the memorandum signed by Moldova and the IMF, as well as with the negotiations on the association agreement with the EU," Filat said.
The prime minister noted that the government managed to meet all the commitments undertaken towards this institution.
"We have a strong governmental team, we have skills, ambitions, we are motivated and we have enough experience to cope with all the challenges," Filat said.
Nikolay Gueorguiev congratulated the members of the Cabinet of Ministers on their appointment, specifying that the November 2010 polls proved once again that good reforms must continue and that efficient governments surely return to power.
The head of the IMF mission congratulated the cabinet on macro economic results achieved.
"Moldova's economy showed a very good recovering pace. This is due to the policies launched by the government, which represent a safe foundation for progress that your country will further make," Nicolay Gueorguiev said.
He urged Moldova to go on with the launched actions, noting that the IMF is willing to help Chisinau with this.
The IMF evaluation mission will stay in Chisinau until February 16. The mission will meet authorities to discuss the second review of the Moldova-IMF Memorandum supported by the ECF and EFF financing mechanisms.
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