Statement by IMF Staff Mission to Albania

Publication date: 14.11.2007


An IMF mission led by Mr. Gerwin Bell visited Tirana October 31-November 14, 2007 for discussions on the fourth review under the IMF program and the fiscal, financial, and macroeconomic impact of the ongoing energy crisis. The mission met with Prime Minister Berisha, Minister Bode, other key ministers, Governor Fullani, other senior officials and representatives of civil society and the international community. On Wednesday November 14, 2007, at 9.00, a joint press conference together with Minister Bode and Governor Fullani will be held at the Ministry of Finance.

The Fund remains committed to support Albania’s sustainable growth.
Looking ahead, a key challenge for the authorities will be to steer a clear course among the many competing priorities for the Albanian economy.

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