SCAN exclusive: IMF lands two missions in Tirana. New agreement was announced prior to 2017 elections
At a time when Albania’s newly sworn in government is about to begin the restructuring process, the implementation of the new government program and the completion of the new draft budget expected to be deposited in the parliament a few weeks from now, representatives of the International Monetary Fund have arrived in Tirana.
SCAN television journalist Violeta Shqalsi reports that two IMF missions have landed in the Albanian capital, one a short-term mission and the other a long-term one.
As in previous years, the IMF mission is expected to be part of the consultancy for new government programs, as well as for the next year’s budget and fiscal package.
Prior to the 2017 election, senior Albanian government officials announced that this fall will mark a new cooperation agreement with the International Monetary Fund, following the conclusion of the previous 3-year recovery program.
With the three-year program completed, the IMF in Albania is now playing a monitoring role with an eye on the implementation progress of the recommendations.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Albania has expressed his willingness to cooperate closely with the government that emerged from the June 25th elections.
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