Cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF is intended to achieve the best interests of Ukrainian economy, increase of living standards of Ukrainians and has nothing to do with the election statements of some politicians, who questioned the appropriateness of the programs of the Fund for Ukraine.
As reports UKRINFORM, this was stated at a briefing in Washington, the Director of the press office of the IMF, Gerry rice, when asked about statements on the eve of elections in Ukraine on the part of individual candidates and parties that cooperation with the IMF allegedly does not conform to national interests.
“As for our cooperation, the key point is that it returns Ukraine to the path of sustainable economic growth and improves living standards for people is the main practical result, that is the goal of our cooperation”, – said the official representative of the Fund.
He stressed that the IMF is “not involved in politics, and is engaged in economy”.
“So our focus, in collaboration with all countries is in the best interests of their economy and also that people had benefits in each of these countries,” said rice.
In this regard, he noted that the Fund, in such cases, working with any government and political system in different countries, while “trying to focus on the economy.”
Rice also noted that cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF is continuing successfully over the past few years. In particular, in December, the IMF approved a new Stand-By program for Ukraine was allocated the first tranche.
In addition, the representative of the Foundation recalled that a few weeks ago, the managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde and her first Deputy David Lipton met with President Petro Poroshenko in Davos. “We reiterated our support for Ukraine, together with other international partners,” he said.
Rice also stressed the need for Ukraine to speed up reforms.