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Shavkat Mirziyoev receives Christine Lagarde

Botschaft Usbekistan, April 30, 2019

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.

The head of our state expressed satisfaction with the established level of cooperation with the IMF, which has become intense and systematic in recent years.

Christine Lagarde noted that the International Monetary Fund is determined to continue to provide all necessary support to Uzbekistan in the process of implementation of complex economic and structural reforms.

The readiness of the IMF to actively expand the scope of technical assistance, including in the development of specific economic policy measures that contribute to the consistent improvement of living standards in Uzbekistan was noted.

Based on its own analysis, the Fund positively assesses the current state and prospects of development of the economy of Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan`s GDP growth set to comprise 5.5% this year, according to IMF forecast.

IMF experts have noted that Uzbekistan has successfully implemented the first stage of important reforms, including the liberalization of the foreign exchange market, tax reform and radical improvement of the system of state statistics.

The President of Uzbekistan and the IMF Managing Director agreed to continue intensive cooperation, primarily in improving monetary policy, the banking system, fiscal policy, bringing the quality of reporting and analysis of the country's balance of payments in line with international standards.

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