President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.
The parties discussed the situation with the coronavirus pandemic in the world and in Ukraine.
"Unfortunately, the statistics of those infected per day in Ukraine is still quite high, but at the same time the number of those who recovered is growing. We have been on the plateau of morbidity for more than a week now,” the President said.
Kristalina Georgieva welcomed the adoption of the law on improving the mechanisms regulating banking activities, noting that it protects taxpayers in Ukraine.
She said that the IMF Board would approve the first tranche of the agreed stand-by program for the next 18 months in the near future.
The interlocutors agreed that the transition to the stand-by program greatly facilitates the allocation of financial support during the pandemic.
"Thank you for the stable partnership and constructive dialogue. I am glad that the IMF Board will approve the program of cooperation with Ukraine in the near future," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.