President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with the IMF Managing Director

22 March 2020 - 22:08

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva concerning Ukraine's cooperation with the IMF.

The parties discussed the financial and economic situation in Ukraine given the spread of coronavirus. Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed the IMF Managing Director about the state of affairs in our country and the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The interlocutors discussed the expansion of the program of cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF to support further reforms in our country and overcome the challenges facing the Ukrainian economy due to the spread of coronavirus, as well as the steps to implement this program.

“We have discussed increasing the amount of support from the Fund to Ukraine in times of major economic challenges caused by the global pandemic. Ukraine is aware that today it is necessary to act proactively and quickly in order to minimize the negative impact of the pandemic and restrictions associated with it on the economy and welfare of citizens,” the Head of State emphasized.

“I had a very constructive conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky today, and expressed our support for Ukraine as the country confronts the tremendous challenges caused by COVID-19,” Kristalina Georgieva noted.

The parties also agreed to coordinate joint actions for the international partners to expand the support programs for Ukraine, in particular to increase their scope.