On July 2, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton in Toronto.
The Head of State emphasized that cooperation with the IMF remained a priority for the Ukrainian authorities.
"We would like to continue our relations with the IMF. I want to put emphasis on that,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.
According to the President, Ukraine has achieved macroeconomic stability, yet this is still not enough.
"We will do our best for Ukraine to thrive," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized, adding that economic development was an important task for the Ukrainian authorities.
He also assured of guarantees of the independence of the National Bank of Ukraine.
The Head of State is hopeful that the new parliament, to be elected on July 21, will adopt reform-oriented laws.
The President noted that Ukraine was determined to carry out important reforms aimed at sustainable economic development. In particular, it concerns the reform of law enforcement agencies, energy sector, large privatization and land market. He also announced the abolition of more than 160 obsolete decrees that put pressure on business.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian economy is growing by 2-3% per year today. However, this is not enough, as society demands more.
The Head of State invited the IMF delegation to visit Kyiv to reach a working agreement on a new program. The President suggests organizing such a visit immediately after the formation of a new government.