07.Jul .2022 10:00

PM Met With IMF Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department

PM Met With IMF Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department
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Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The meeting focused on the close cooperation between Georgia and the IMF, with a special emphasis on the new program recently approved by the IMF, especially in light of the situation in the region.

The parties discussed the country's economic situation and macroeconomic parameters, underlining that Georgia maintains positive dynamics, with the average economic growth in January-May reaching 11.2%.

Irakli Garibashvili highlighted concrete directions prioritized by the Georgian government, including the importance of energy independence, reinforcing infrastructure, ensuring food safety, and implementing structural reforms.

The Prime Minister thanked Jihad Azour for support and the work carried out by the IMF for the benefit of Georgia.

The meeting at the Government Administration was attended by the Assistant to The Director of Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund, Francisco Parodi, and the IMF Resident Representative for Georgia Selim Cakir.