Prospects of cooperation between Belarus and the International Monetary Fund were discussed in Minsk on March 16.
Alexander Lukashenko met with the head of the IMF mission in the country by Peter Dohlman.
At the moment, consultations continue with this financial organization. Experts point out that the budget for 2017 meets the requirements for the start of the new joint program.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
I have not invited you to conduct negotiations, because I know that you actively cooperate with our experts on the problems in relations with the IMF. I have a couple of questions I would like to discuss with you.
For me and for the country, they are very important.
I believe that the issues on which we will talk today will be useful for you in terms of information. And even for the future, so that you know about the situation that is emerging here, in Belarus.
We are talking about an insurance program that could be supported by a loan of the Fund of $3bn.
To date, the parties have agreed on many parameters. Among the unresolved issues are the question of self-sufficiency of transportation and tariffs for housing and communal services.