IMF continues its cooperation with Kosovo

IMF continues its cooperation with Kosovo

Pristina, March 28, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Government of Kosovo has concluded today (28.03) discussions with the International Monetary Fund.

In the past three days, Ministry of Finance has had a number of meetings with the IMF team, led by Jacques Alain-Miniane, head of the mission in Kosovo to discuss a number of issues that relate to the latest economic and fiscal developments in the country and the government plans as far as developments in the future are concerned.

During these meetings, minister of Finance, Besim Beqaj has briefed IMF representatives on the decision of the government to increase salaries for public servants and pensions, and also the determination of the government to accommodate these increases with the budget.

During these discussions, both sides have expressed their engagement to continue cooperation in order to further advance with reforms in the country to achieve economic growth and fiscal stability.

Representatives of both institutions have agreed to continue discussions about the form of cooperation in the future, including the possibility of negotiating a program between Kosovo and International Monetary Fund. /ibna/