February 7, 2007
Representative in the Republic of Moldova
from the IMF’s European Department, headed by Mr. Thomas Richardson, will work
in Chisinau from Wednesday, February 21, to Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
The main task
of the IMF mission is to take stock of the past performance of the government
and the National Bank in meeting commitments under the PRGF
program, and to assess the macroeconomic outlook for 2007 in the light of recent
developments such as the increase in gas prices, as well as the outlook of
resuming wine exports to Russia. On the structural side, we expect that the
focus of the program will continue to be on three areas: continued financial
sector reform, improved fiscal management, and structural reforms designed to
improve the business environment.
Аs usual, Mr.
Richardson and his team will hold a short press briefing at the end of this