For the first time, at the initiative of the President of Ukraine, a joint meeting took place at the National Bank of Ukraine. The focus of the event was on the country's financial and economic development.
During the meeting, a number of issues were discussed, inter alia the macroeconomic situation in the country, the creation of conditions for improving the access to credit and the results of the IMF mission’s work.
Apart from that, the participants tackled the steps to coordinate the policies of the Government and the NBU with an emphasis on the independence of each institution. The Government and the NBU are to shortly ink a Memorandum on Policy Coordination.
“The Government of Ukraine will continue to implement the macroeconomic reforms that have been pursued in recent years. At that, the economy is recovering and inflation is declining. And the NBU has done a lot for that. I believe that by joining effort we will have an opportunity to enhance the progress and create conditions for accelerating economic growth”, the Prime Minister commented, adding that the independence of the NBU is one of the components of this growth, and the Government will fully support that.