IMF is ready to assist Armenian government in observing inclusive economic growth

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YEREVAN, February 18. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Minister of Economic Development and Investments Tigran Khachatryan had a meeting today with an IMF team, led by IMF Armenia Mission head Hossein Samiei to discuss the program of the government.

The press service of the ministry said IMF team members were eager to learn about how the government is going to fight corruption, secure social protection and improvement of the business environment. Hossein Samiei was quoted as saying that IMF was ready to continue to assist the government of Armenia in observing the inclusiveness of the economic growth, embodied in its plan of activity.

At the request of the guests, the minister elaborated on a several issues that interested IMF team. In particular, he clarified the specific actions of the ministry in these areas, also touched upon the upcoming steps to improve the business environment.

The parties were said to have agreed to continue cooperation in accordance with the list of priorities developed by the government.

The government’s plan of activity for 2019-2023 calls for “economic revolution” through inclusive economic growth that will provide an average of 5% GDP annual growth.

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