Meeting with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

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On 26 September Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde.

The head of state thanked the IMF for the successful implementation of the Stand-By Arrangement for 2009-2010 which softened the negative consequences of the external economic crisis.

The sides discussed the prospects of cooperation between Belarus and the International Monetary Fund, including a possible new cooperation program. The head of state expressed hope that the new program will use a balanced approach to take into account the interests of the country and its policy, ensuring a high level of social security of its people.