ArmInfo. On June 9, the Heads of the Central Banks of the member countries of the Dutch-Belgian IMF-WB Group and the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and Chairman of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia Artur Javadyan met in Yerevan on June 9. As the press service of the Central Bank told ArmInfo, A. Javadyan expressed special gratitude to the head of the National Bank of Croatia, Boris Voichich, for assistance in holding this annual meeting in Armenia. It should be noted that Croatia lost the opportunity to hold this meeting in Armenia in connection with the anniversary date of partnership.
A. Javadyan, paying attention to the 25-year effective cooperation of Armenia with the IMF and WB, stressed the importance of the role of these institutions in the development of the Armenian economy, and highly appreciated the assistance they provided in carrying out reforms.
The Chairman of the Armenian CB noted that the annual meetings of the heads of the Central Banks of the member countries of the Dutch-Belgian group of the IMF and the World Bank have been and remain one of the best platforms for exchanging new ideas and discussing current projects. Within the framework of the Yerevan meeting, discussions of current economic issues are envisaged.
President Serzh Sargsyan underlined that serious reforms are envisaged for long-term development of Armenia, he expressed confidence in continuing close and effective cooperation with the IMF and the World Bank. Representatives of the Dutch-Belgian group for their part expressed their readiness to continue joint work with the prospect of reaching new achievements.
To note, the members of the Dutch group at the IMF and the Belgian group with the World Bank are Bulgaria, Israel, Luxembourg, Romania, Ukraine, Belgium, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands. Menno Snel, who represents the interests of the member countries in the Executive Council of the IMF, heads the group. The meetings of this group involve high-level officials and leading experts of the global financial system.