Party official appreciates IMF’s assistance for Vietnam

08:40 | 06/11/2017 Cooperation

Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh met with a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Chief of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department Alex Mourmouras in Hanoi on November 3.

Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs Nguyen Van Binh (right) and Chief of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department Alex Mourmouras

Mourmouras briefed his host about his delegation’s assessment and consultation outcomes along with some recommendations regarding the country’s macro-economic outlook, fiscal and monetary-banking policies, and State-owned enterprises in 2017.

The IMF highly valued Vietnam’s macro-economic stabilisation efforts and socio-economic achievements. It believes that the country will maintain stable development and fulfil its set targets, he said.

He affirmed that the IMF will always support Vietnam’s development efforts.

Chairman Binh appreciated the IMF’s policy consultancy and effective assistance for Vietnam’s economic development over the past years. He said his country will push on with stabilising the macro-economy, economic restructuring and creating favourable conditions for foreign investors.

He also hailed the IMF’s fruitful cooperation with relevant agencies and localities of Vietnam, including the State Bank of Vietnam.

He asked the IMF to keep close cooperation with and prioritise the Southeast Asian nation in the time ahead, especially when giving policy consultancy, providing technical solutions, training manpower, and increasing financial aid for economic restructuring.

Theo NDO/VNA