Poroshenko thanked Lagarde for the IMF tranche

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation thanked the Director General of the International monetary Fund Christine Laganja for her personal contribution to a positive decision on the allocation of Ukraine the next IMF tranche of $1 billion.

As the press service of the Ukrainian President, the sides discussed the state of implementation of structural reforms, in particular judicial reform, strengthening the fight against corruption and the implementation of tax reform.

Lagarde reiterated its support for the efforts of government to ensure macro-financial stability of the state and further progress of Ukraine on the reforms needed. Separately, the managing Director of the IMF noted the outstanding work of the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva and its contribution to effective cooperation with international financial organizations.

Lagarde also welcomed the launch in Ukraine of the open electronic register of VAT refunds.