Prime Minister Vlad Filat today met Menno Snel, the International Monetary Fund's executive director representing the group of states Moldova is a member of, the government's communication and press relations department has said.
Menno Snel said that it is his first visit to Moldova, expressing his admiration for the country and the local people.
At the meeting, the officials exchanged opinions about the situation in the financial-economic field in the region and the implementation of the IMF assistance programme for Moldova, including in the context of the last IMF mission to Moldova. IMF executive director praised the fulfilment of the commitments assumed towards the International Monetary Fund, noting that Moldova might serve as an example for other states in this respect.
"I believe that this is a strong argument for the International Monetary Fund to examine the eventual elaboration of a new country programme for Moldova, when the current one expires," Menno Snel said.
For his part, Prime Minister Vlad Filat highlighted Moldova's interest in cooperation with the IMF, adding that the bilateral ties established 20 years ago between Moldova and the International Monetary Fund are good and that the acquired experience is relevant for Moldova. The prime minister reiterated the government's strong resolution to implement the launched reforms and expressed hope that the IMF would further back Moldova's development path.
"We hope that the IMF's new assistance programme for Moldova will be well-structured and that its implementation will ensure sustainable economic growth," the prime minister said.
Speaking about the latest evolutions in the implementation of the assistance programme agreed with the International Monetary Fund, Filat stressed that the Moldovan authorities are adjusting the legislative framework in order to ensure a budgetary balance. The prime minister also spoke about financial stability in the region, which plays a significant role in Moldova's steady economic development.Moldpres