Vietnam aspires to work hand in hand with IMF

VOV.VN - Vietnam expects that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue boosting its closer cooperation with the country and provide it with more assistance, training and policy consultancy, has said Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member and Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Economic Commission.

At a reception in Hanoi on April 18 for an IMF delegation led by Alex Mourmouras, who is division chief in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, Binh acknowledged the outcomes of earlier working sessions between the IMF delegation and relevant ministries and agencies of Vietnam.

He also expressed his appreciation for the effective and practical cooperation between Vietnam and the IMF in the recent past, especially in banking-finance policy consultancy.

Vietnam will continue to prioritise stabilising macro-economy, keeping inflation in check, enhancing the economy’s productivity, quality, effectiveness, self-reliance and competitiveness, improving the investment-business environment, spurring economic growth and restructuring the economy alongside renovating its growth model.

Mourmouras briefed his host on the outcomes of working sessions between the IMF delegation and relevant ministries and agencies of Vietnam and he showed elation at Vietnam’s economic achievements in 2018 and the first months of 2019.

Vietnam has seen steady growth in almost all realms while its position has been bolstered on the international arena despite uncertainties, risks and trade disputes in the world.

The IMF official applauded the Vietnamese Party and State policy on macro-economic stabilization and renewed growth model, especially the nation’s priorities and socio-economic targets for the time to come.

He also pledged his organization’s continued cooperation, and assistance for Vietnam in the development process.