IMF congratulates President Ghani on his re-election

By:The Kabul Times

KABUL: Kristalina Georgieva, Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) extended his congratulation to President Ashraf Ghani on securing the second term in office, a statement from the presidential press office said on Friday.Having sent a letter to President Ghani, the IMF Executive Director has wished him and the government of Afghanistan success in efforts to address the challenges that Afghanistan faces, most crucially achieving long-lasting peace and prosperity for the Afghan people, according to the statement.The letter reads, “Afghanistan and the IMF have a long history of close cooperation, including most recently in the context of the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility arrangement which was successfully completed last December.”Kristalina Georgieva has reaffirmed the IMF’s commitment to build on the excellent relationship between Afghanistan and IMF and expressed support for the president’s reform efforts to achieve inclusive growth, strengthen macroeconomic stability and improve governance, the statement added.According to the letter as quoted by the statement, the IMF said was keen to continue engagement with Afghan authorities including on the new arrangements in which the Afghan government has expressed interest.

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