Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava met with the new Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Georgia, Selim Cakir, who replaced François Painchaud on this post.
Current program of the International Monetary Fund – Expanded Financing Mechanism as well as current situation in the Georgian economy and on-going and upcoming reforms in the country where discussed during the meeting. It was noted that the program is very important for Georgia, as it is based on the agenda of reforms of the Government of Georgia and supports country’s strategic goals.
The IMF Resident Representative positively assessed the progress of the program and expressed hope that, despite the challenges that the country is facing, Georgia’s economic indicators will remain within the forecasted parameters.
It was confirmed by the parties that the partnership relations between Georgia and the International Monetary Fund will be maintained in the future as well.
Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Ekaterine Mikabadze also attended the meeting.